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

Food Safety Alert

February 18, 2011

Jessica Ziehm

Undeclared Peanuts in Dry Fruit “Kachori”

New York State Acting Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers to undeclared peanuts in Dry Fruit “Kachori,” packaged and distributed by Maya Overseas Food Inc., located at 48-85 Maspeth Avenue in Maspeth, New York.  People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Dry Fruit “Kachori” is packaged in an 8.75 ounce cardboard box.  There is no apparent production code on the package.  The recalled product was distributed in 13 states – Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia – and Puerto Rico.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained peanut allergens, which were not declared on the label. 

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.  Consumers who purchased Dry Fruit “Kachori” can return the product to the place of purchase or discard the product.  Consumers with questions about the recalled product should contact Maya Overseas Food Inc. at 718-894-5145.

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