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Food Safety Alert

September 29, 2015

Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Dave Bullard 315-487-7711 x 1377

Fatima Brothers Issues Alert on Undecalred Sulfites in “Shad Raisins”

Fatima Brothers Inc. of Maspeth, NY is recalling its 7 oz. and 14 oz. packages of “SHAD RAISINS” 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 recall “SHAD RAISINS” comes in an un-coded 7 oz. and 14 oz. plastic bag and was sold in retail stores in New York and New Jersey.

The recall was initiated after 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 presence of sulfites in packages of “SHAD RAISINS,” which did not declared the sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics.  Anlphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more sulfites. Analysis of “SHAD RAISINS” revealed they contained 38.19 milligrams per serving.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased the “SHAD RAISINS” should return it the place of purchase.

Consumer with questions may contact  Enamul Khan at 347-639-1426.

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