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

Food Safety Alert

July 13, 2010

Jessica Ziehm

Diamond USA Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Dry Apricot Rolled”

Diamond USA Inc. is recalling its 1 lb packages with code#01-12-2010 of “Dry Apricot Rolled” because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivities to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Dry Apricot Rolled was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and California to retail stores. The product comes in a 1 lb sealed package with code #01-12-2010. It is a product of Afghanistan.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites. 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 “Dry Apricot Rolled” revealed it contained 53.24 milligrams per serving.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who purchased “Dry Apricot Rolled” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 938-0345.


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