Archive for July 14th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 13, 2010 – 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.
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 10 SEATTLE, July 10 /PRNewswire/ — Quality Food Center (QFC) stores said today it is recalling select containers of Broccoli Raisin Salad because they may contain walnuts not listed on the label.
Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.
People who are allergic to walnuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to walnuts, there is no safety issue with the product.
The Broccoli Raisin Salad being recalled was sold by the pound in the deli service department of some QFC stores on July 10. This is the only date that is affected.
The containers were sold in select QFC stores in Oregon and Washington.
QFC is using its Customer Recall Notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact QFC toll-free at (800) 632-6900. For more information, please visitwww.qfc.com/recalls.