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Food Safety Alert

June 11, 2007

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

Undeclared Sulfites In Dried Turkish Jumbo Apricots

A. L. BAZZINI CO., INC.
200 FOOD CENTER DIRVE
BRONX, NEW YORK 10474

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      06/11/07
BAHER KARIM, QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER       718-842-8644 EXT 108

A. BAZZINI CO. INC. ISSUES AN ALERT ON UNDECLARED SULFITES IN DRIED TURKISH JUMBO APRICOTS.

A. L. BAZZINI CO., INC. OF BRONX, NEW YORK is recalling DRIED TURKISH JUMBO APRICOTS because they contain undeclared sulfites.  People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the riskh of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.

The Dried Turkish Jumbo Apricots were distributed within the New York State to wholesale distributors.

The product was distributed in 4.25lb plastic containers (jars) during the month of March 2007 with the following lot number: 7064.

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 the product, which were not declared 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. Analysis of the Dried Turkish Jumbo Apricots revealed it contained 73 milligrams per serving.

Consumers who have purchased Bazzini Brand Dried Turkish Jumbo Apricots are urged to return it to place of purchase for a full refund.. Consumers with questions may contact Bazzini at 1-718-842-8644.

Photo: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FoodSafetyAlets/TurkishJumboApricots05-29-07Label.htm

 


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