April 4, 2002
Georgia Ag Checks for Dried Mango
Pulp Recalled for Undeclared Sulfites
Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking food
warehouses and grocery store shelves to make sure packages of an imported
dried mango pulp are removed from sale, Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy
Irvin announced today. The NAVABHOJAN dried mango pulp contains sulfites not
listed on the label and is being voluntarily recalled by the importer.
PEEKAY INTERNATIONAL INC of Maspeth, New York, is recalling 7.1-ounce
packages of the dehydrated pulp following routine sampling by New York State
Agriculture and Markets Food inspectors. The analysis indicated that
NAVABHOJAN dehydrated Mango Pulp contained 12.1 mg per serving of sulfites.
The plastic bags bear the code Best Before SEPT 2002.
"Our food safety inspectors are checking to make sure this product has been
removed from sale as part of their routine inspections," said Commissioner
Irvin. "The law requires that all ingredients be listed on the product
label. This lets the public know exactly what they are eating and protects
individuals who may have allergic reactions or have other health concerns
relating to a particular ingredient."