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Indian Groceries & Spices, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Nirav Golden Raisins


Shirish N. Sanghavi
(847) 674-2480

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 24, 2009 - As the follow up for June 10th, 2009 press release, expanding the recall by Indian Groceries & Spices, Inc. of Skokie, IL is recalling Nirav Golden Raisins 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 Nirav Golden Raisins were distributed between November, 2008 and July 24, 2009 to retail stores in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa and Tennessee.  All products purchased from November, 2008 through July 24, 2009 are affected by this recall. The firm sold less then 6000 lbs. of the raisins.

The raisins were sold in 7 oz. and 14 oz. plastic bags under the Nirav brand.  There are no lot numbers on the packages.  The 14 oz. bags have UPC 0 24433 01025 2 and the 7 oz bags have UPC 0 24433 01027 6.  Also Raisins were packed in 2 lbs,5lbs,10lbs and 20 lbs. There is no upc code on these bags.

Indian Groceries & Spices has received no reports of illnesses related to this product to date.

The recall was initiated after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services notified Indian Groceries & Spices that their analysis of the golden raisins indicated that it contained sulfites and was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites.

Consumers who have purchased Nirav Golden Raisins are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s consumer affairs at 1-847-674-2480.




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