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

Food Safety Alert

April 26, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

Undeclared Sulfites in preserved fruit (Apple)


State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers alerted consumers today that Sino Bestfood, Inc., 7 Kosher Blvd., Suite 3B, Edison, New Jersey 08837 is recalling 12.35 oz. packages of preserved fruit (apple) because they may contain 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 preserved fruit (apple), a product of China, comes in a 12.35 oz. plastic tray package.  It was sold in metropolitan New Jersey and New York.


The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Departmentís Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in product 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

2005 Consumer Alerts