September 6, 2002
Eastwell Trading Has Recalled Dried Dates
Corp has recalled "Eastwell Dried Dates" due to the presence of
undeclared sulfites in the product.
The product is being recalled by Eastwell Trading Corp., 8 Ingraham Street,
Brooklyn, New York 11206. The "Dried Dates" are packaged in an uncoded,
12-ounce, plastic bag. It is a product of China. Eastwell Dried Dates were
distributed in the New York City area.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
food inspectors revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites,
which were not declared on the label.
Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and others suffering
sulfite allergies. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased "Eastwell Dried Dates" should return it to the
place of purchase.