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Recall -- State / Local Press Release


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Consumer Alert - Undeclared Sulfites In Del Campo Dried Potato



Joe Morrissey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 21, 2012 - The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today alerted consumers that Optima Distributors LTD, located at 66-15 Traffic Ave. in Ridgewood, NY, is recalling Del Campo brand Dried Potato due to the presence of undeclared sulfites.

The recalled Del Campo brand Dried Potato is packaged in a 14 oz. plastic bag. There is a date code of “S 2012” and a UPC code of 8-91728-00021-8, both located on the back of the package. The product was distributed in the New York City metro area and is a product of Peru.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites, which were not declared on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious reactions if they consume this product.

Consumers who have purchased the Del Campo brand Dried Potato should contact Eduardo Lua, President of Optima Distributors, at 347-296-8497.



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