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

Food Safety Alert

September 01, 2010

Jessica Ziehm

Cibo Vita issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Mediterranean Mix of Woodpecker brand

Cibo Vita, 280 N. Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 is recalling Mediterranean Mix of Woodpecker brand because it may contain 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 Mediterranean Mix, in plastic containers of 8.5 OZ was sold to the list of the attached customers.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequently analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of Mediterranean Mix 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 sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more sulfites.

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

Consumers who have Mediterranean Mix should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-773-4873.


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