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Brooklyn Imports, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS"

Contact:
Bogdan M. Cyrnek
(201) 507-8818

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Carlstadt, NJ -- September 17, 2004 -- BROOKLYN IMPORTS, INC., 175 Broad Street, Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072 is recalling "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" were distributed in the New York State area in retail stores. The "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" come in 30.6 oz. clear glass jars marked with the UPC #6735385798764.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors. Subsequent analysis by Department Food Laboratory personnel confirmed the presence of sulfites in packaging that did not declare sulfites.

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

Consumers who have purchased "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (201) 507-8818.

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