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Chloe Foods Corporation Announces Voluntary Recall of Chloe Farms Brand Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes

Contact:
Chloe Foods Corporation
1-718-827-9000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 6, 2009 -- Chloe Foods Corporation of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its Chloe Farms brand Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes because they contain undeclared sulfites.  Consumers who have sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product is packaged in 8 oz plastic containers. All production lot codes are affected and the product has been distributed to Golub Corporation at 501 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306. It is a product of USA.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Chloe Farms brand Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes which were not declared 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 issue.

Consumers who have purchased Chloe Farms brand Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes are urged to contact Chloe Foods Corporation for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-827-9000.

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