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Shivam Distributors Recalls “Dry Dates” Because of Possible Health Risk

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Food & Beverages
Fruit/Fruit Product
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High Sulfite Content
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Dry Dates

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Shivam Distributors of Longwood, FL is recalling its 14 ounce packages of “Dry Dates” because they contain high sulfite content a preservative which could cause adverse health consequences with symptoms such as itchiness, upset stomach, headache, stiffness, diarrhea, cough, nausea and weakness.

The recalled “Dry Dates” were distributed in Florida (Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pembroke Pines, Lake Mary, and Deland) and in Savannah Georgia, Charleston South Carolina, Winston Salem North Carolina, through retail stores from June 2018 to May 2019.

The product comes packed in a 14 ounce, printed plastic bag packing marked Parivar brand with batch # 127/BHBI and UPC # 879111001226 on the back of the bag.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was the result of a random testing done on May 21 2019 by FL agriculture department which notified our company on June 5, 2019 that revealed high sulfite level in the 14 ounce packages of “Dry Dates” with batch # 127/BHBI.

The distribution of the product has been ceased.

Customers who have purchased 14 ounce packages of “Dry Dates” with batch # 127/BHBI are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-407-331-9439 Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM EST.

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Nirmal Panchal

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