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

Food Safety Alert

October 18, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

Baroody Imports Inc., Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Baroody Dried Apricots

Baroody Imports, Inc., 1500 B Main Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011 is recalling, Baroody Dried Apricots because it may contain undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe senstivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Baroody Dried Apricots, 400gr clear plastic containers, un-coded were sold in New York and New Jersey.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling of the product by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by Department food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Baroody Dried Apricots in packages that 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 Baroody Dried Apricots should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-973-340-4832.


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