September 25, 2001
New York COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES WARNING FOR UNDECLARED
SULFITES IN MAYA RAISINS
- New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today
warned asthmatics and other sulfite sensitive consumers to avoid eating
"Maya Golden Risin," packed by Maya Oversees Foods, Inc., 56-13 56th Drive,
Maspeth, New York 11378. Routine sampling by food inspectors for the New
York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed the product
contained high levels of sulfites, which were not declared on the label.
The product packaged in uncoded ½ pound plastic bags with yellow, black and
white labels were distributed in the New York metropolitan area.
Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and others suffering
The product should be returned to the distributor.
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & MARKETS