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

Food Safety Alert

March 04, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

Undeclared Sulfites in Peekay and Mayur Golden Raisins

PEEKAY INTERNATIONAL INC. is recalling PEEKAY and MAYUR GOLDEN RAISINS because they may contain undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

The recalled PEEKAY AND MAYUR GOLDEN RAISINS are packaged in uncoded, clear plastic bags in 7.0 oz. and 14.0 oz. sizes.  They were sold in the Brooklyn and Queens areas of New York City.

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 undeclared sulfites in PEEKAY GOLDEN RAISINS in 7.0 oz. packages which did not declare sulfites 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 in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased PEEKAY or MAYUR GOLDEN RAISINS should return the product to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-472-0104.



2005 Consumer Alerts