Legal news for New York for product liability attorneys –Global Commodities Inc. recalled dried apricots due to undeclared sulfites that could cause illness.
Hicksville, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov announced February 1, 2010 the recall of Global Commodities Inc. dried apricots for undeclared amounts of sulfites that may pose a risk for those who are allergic.
The packages of Aahu Barah brand Dry Apricot food treats in the half pound bags were distributed and sold throughout the state of New York in participating retail stores. The apricots were recalled due to the allergy risk of the unlisted ingredient of sulfites in the apricots. Consumers who are allergic to sulfites may face a life-threatening allergic reaction. The product carried the expiration date of 12/2013, which could be found on the side of the packaging.
Neither Global Commodities nor the FDA has received any reports of illnesses related to this recalled product. The prompt for this recall was after the New York State Agriculture & Markets inspectors sampled the apricots and analyzed it in a food laboratory. The test revealed sulfites that were not listed on the packaging of the product. An investigative look into the company’s productions indicated that a temporary breakdown in production and packaging process was the source of the issue.
Officials reported that if 10 mg of sulfites is ingested, it could cause serious reactions in those who have asthma. The FDA and Global Commodities advised all consumers who purchased these bags of Aahu Barah brand “Dry Apricots” should return the bag to the place it was purchased for a refund. For more information regarding this recall, consumers may call the company at 1-516-396-0710 or 1-646-235-4154.