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Peru Food Imports, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Mote Corn-Maiz Mote, Lot# 38-16

For Immediate Release

November 5, 2015



Mr. Rivera


Peru Food Imports Inc. of Fairview, NJ is recalling Peru Food Mote Corn-Maiz Mote, Lot #38-16 because it may contain undeclared sulfites. 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. 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 problem.

The recalled Peru Food Mote Corn-Maiz Mote was distributed in 15 oz plastic bags, Item # 51962, Expiration Date: 04/30/2016, UPC # 8 12125 00962 8. The product was distributed to NY and CT through supermarkets.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department's food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites on the label.

Consumers who have purchased Peru Food Mote Corn-Maiz Mote should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-941-3400. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST.


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