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Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots Recalled Because of Undeclared Sulfites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 24, 2014 - Net Foods Import & Export at 711 2nd Street, Secaucus, NJ 07094 is recalling Net Food Brand Turkey Diced Apricots because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if the consume this product.
The recalled Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots comes in 16.1 oz. clear plastic containers with the following UPC Code 8697445250019. The product was sold nationwide and is a product of Turkey.
The recall was initiated after a routine sampling by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to cause severe reactions in some asthmatics. Analysis of the dried apricots revealed they contained 4955 ppm per serving.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem. Consumers who have purchased Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 347-484-2256, Sevki Uzundal, Net Food Import & Export.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.