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Food Safety Alert

September 21, 2009

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

Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. Issues Alert

AMERICA’S FAVORITE NOSHER’S INC.
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD BLDG #120
BROOKLYN N.Y. 11205
TEL (718) 403-0020 – FAX (718) 403-9024
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAM SALAMON (718) 403-0020
AMERICAS FAVORITE NOSHERS INC. ISSUES ALERT
ON UNDECLARED SULFITES IN NOSHERS CHOICE
BRAND JUST FRUIT

AMERICAS FAVORITE NOSHERS INC. OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11205 IS RECALLING NOSHER’S CHOICE BRAND JUST FRUIT BECAUSE IT CONTAINED UNDECLARED SULFITES. CONSUMERS WHO HAVE SEVERE SENSITIVITY TO SULFITES RUN THE RISK OF SERIOUS OR LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIC REACTIONS IF THEY CONSUME THIS PRODUCT.

NOSHER'S CHOICE BRAND JUST FRUIT IS SOLD IN A 9 OUNCE CLEAR PLASTIC CONTAINER AND HAS A CODE DATE PRIOR TO 09/17/10 PRINTED ON THE LABEL AND DOES NOT LIST SULFUR DIOXIDE IN THE INGREDIENTS. THE RECALLED PRODUCT WAS DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. THE RECALLED PRODUCT IS A PRODUCT OF THE UNITED STATES.

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 SULFITES IN NOSHER’S CHOICE BRAND JUST FRUIT 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 SUFLITES.

NO ILLNESSES OR ALLERGIC REACTIONS INVOLVING THIS PRODUCT HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO DATE. CONSUMERS WHO HAVE PURCHASED NOSHER’S CHOICE BRAND JUST FRUIT ARE URGED TO RETURN IT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE FOR A FULL REFUND. CONSUMERS WITH QUESTIONS MAY CONTACT THE COMPANY AT (718) 403-0020.

Photo: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FoodSafetyAlets/dried_fruits.htm


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