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Golden Raisins Recalled Because of Sulfites

In a nutshell: Golden raisins recalled because of undeclared sulfites; could cause allergic reaction and shock.

March 6, 2008–ALAZ Fine Food Corp., a Brooklyn firm is recalling Delta brand Golden Raisins because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Delta brand Golden Raisins is sold in 16 oz un-coded plastic bags. The raisins were sold in New York City.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Delta brand Golden Raisins which did not declare sulfites on the label.

The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

No illnesses have reported to date in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased Delta brand Golden Raisins should return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-832-5300.

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