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Food Safety Alert

November 03, 2014

Joe Morrissey 518-457-0752

House of Spices (India) Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Golden Raisin”

House of Spices of Flushing, NY is recalling its 200 gms packages of “Laxmi Nutkhhat Golden Raisin” food treats because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product comes in a 200 gms, clear plastic package marked with lot# ABA20A2014 on the top. The recalled “Laxmi Nutkhhat Golden Raisins” were distributed in New York & New Jersey retail stores.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the 200 gms packages of “Laxmi Nutkhhat Golden Raisin” 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. Analysis of the “Laxmi Nutkhhat Golden Raisin” revealed they contained 30 grams per serving.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased 200 gms packages of “Laxmi Nutkhhat Golden Raisin” with lot# ABA20A2014 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-507-4900.

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