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Crown Food Distributors, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Undeclared Yellow #6 in Golden Natural Fruit Island
Hwi Joon Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4, 2014 - Crown Food Distributors, Inc. of North Bergen, NJ is recalling 25 oz. large round plastic containers of “Golden Natural Fruit Island” because they contain undeclared sulfites and undeclared FD & C yellow #6. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
“Golden Natural Fruit Island” was distributed to retail stores in Northern NJ and NY areas.
The product “Golden Natural Fruit Island” comes in a 25 oz. large round plastic container with sell by date 11/19/14.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites and undeclared FD & C yellow #6 in the 25 oz. package of “Golden Natural Fruit Island” 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 or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the 25 oz. package of “Golden Natural Fruit Island” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Crown Food Distributors Inc. at (201) 758-8363.