March 30, 2000Bon Campo Sundried
Tomatoes May Contain Undeclared Sulfites
Yonkers, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Merex Corp. has today
announced the recall of certain 3 oz. trays of Bon Campo Sundried Tomatoes because they
may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of
serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.
The recalled Sundried Tomatoes were distributed in
the metro NY area. The product comes in a clear 3 oz. plastic tray with UPC #081517 100193
on the front label.
No illnesses have been reported to date in
connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered
that the sulfite containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the
presence of sulfites. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a
temporary breakdown in the company's packaging processes, whereby these packages didn't
contain a sticker which Merex normally places on them, declaring the presence of sulfites
in this product. Production of the product has been suspended until the company is certain
that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased 3 oz. trays of Bon
Campo Sundried Tomatoes are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full
refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-513-3335
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 30,
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