Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

July 11, 2012

Jessica Ziehm, 518-457-3136

Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Fruit Owoce Suszone

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers that Runoland USA, Inc., located at 1801 Decatur Street, Ridgewood, New York is recalling “Dried Fruit Owoce Suszone” due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Dried Fruit Owoce Suszone” is packaged in 300 gram (10.58 oz.) clear plastic bags. There is no “sell by”, “use by”, or production code on the packages.  The identified UPC code on the packaging is 5 905660 001082. The product was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Food Safety Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label. 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 to this Department in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased “Dried Fruit Owoce Suszone” can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.   Consumers with questions may contact Runoland USA, Inc. at (718) 381-0900.

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