May 3, 2002
Balducci's Has Recalled Golden Raisins
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that
Balducci's has recalled its 11 ounce packages of Balducci's
Golden Raisins because the product contains sulfites. People who have severe
sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic
reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled raisins were distributed through its Balducci's, Sutton Place
Gourmet, (Maryland, Virginia and DC locations), and Hay Day, (Scarsdale,
N.Y. and Connecticut locations) retail stores. The product is packaged in an
11-ounce, clear plastic tub marked with UPC Code #5499606819.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by
New York State Food Inspectors that the product contained sulfites and were
distributed in packaging that did not reveal 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.
Consumers who have purchased the 11-ounce packages of Balducci's Golden
Raisins are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 301 968 0601.