Recall -- Firm Press Release
FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
Euro Import Distributions Inc Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Apricots
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – EURO IMPORT DISTRIBUTIONS INC at 4821 1st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling dried apricots in 3.5 oz plastic bags, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled Dried Apricots is sold in 3.5 oz plastic bags coded 20 02 15 and was distributed in New York State. It is a product of Russia.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the 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 packages of Dried Apricots which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics.
Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Dried Apricots revealed it contains 23.26 mg per serving.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased Dried Apricots should return it to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-768-5145.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.