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Sunrise Imports, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Elmas Apricots

Contact:
Sunrise Imports, Inc.
201-507-6126

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Wallington, NJ -- July 20, 2004 -- SUNRISE IMPORTS, INC., 11 CURIE AVENUE, WALLINGTON, NJ 01057 is recalling "ELMAS APRICOTS" manufactured by ELMAS DIS TICARET A.S., ISTANBUL/TURKEY because it may contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have allergies to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled "ELMAS APRICOTS" with UPC #854239000252 comes in 200 gram, plastic bags, 30 to a case. Approximately 400 cases were sold in New York.

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 "ELMAS APRICOTS" in packages, which did not declare sulfites on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased "ELMAS APRICOTS" should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact 1-201-507-6126.

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