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Food Safety Alert

January 25, 2006

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Blooming Import Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dates)

Blooming Import Inc, 45 Browne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 is recalling Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dates) because it contains undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe  sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dates), packaged in uncoded 12 ounce heat sealed plastic bags were sold in New York City.

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 undeclared sulfites in Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dates) in 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 sulfites 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 Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dates) should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-680-3838.


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