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Federico's Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sodium Bisulfite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Duarte, CA -- February 23, 2006 -- FEDERICO'S BAKERY of Duarte, California is recalling its "Apricot-filled Butter Cookies" because they contain Sodium-Bisulfite in the Apricot filling. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled "Apricot-filled Butter Cookies" were distributed in California in retail stores. The product comes in a clear plastic package and is contained in the following item numbers:
|VS 118||Italian Deluxe Assortment||13.50 oz|
|VS 119||Fancy Butter Cookie Assortment||11.50 oz|
|VS 122||Butter Cookie Apricot Center||11.50 oz|
|VS 123||Assorted Butter Cookies||11.50 oz|
|V118||Deluxe Italian Assortment||32 oz|
|V119||Fancy Butter Cookies||32 oz|
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Sodium-Bisulfite containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Sodium- Bisulfite. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by not properly labeling the Sodium-Bisulfite in the packages.
Consumers who have purchased the packages above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-626-357-3243 extension 13.