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Go Fresh Produce, Inc., Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Go Fresh Dried Fruit Mix


Rudy Ortiz


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Yonkers, NY -- May 14, 2004 --- GO FRESH PRODUCE, INC., 77 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701 is recalling GO FRESH DRIED FRUIT MIX because it contains undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled GO FRESH DRIED FRUIT MIX sold in 6.5 oz., plastic containers were sold in the NYC area.  The product's UPC number is 2983200033.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in packages of GO FRESH DRIED FRUIT MIX 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 been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased GO FRESH DRIED FRUIT MIX should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 914-844-0238.


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