November 23, 2001Orleans Packing Company Issues Allergy
Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Zorba Pepperoncini
Hyde Park, MA (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Orleans Packing Company
350 cases of Zorba Pepperoncini, because it may contain undeclared Sulfites.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Sulfites run the risk of
serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FDA.
Zorba Pepperoncini was
distributed in New Jersey and California for further distribution to retail
stores in the following states: Wisconsin, Iowa, Florida, Texas,
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Georgia, Arizona, and Washington.
The product label states ?Zorba Natural Pepperoncini Mild Pickled Peppers
Sulfite Free 15 FL. OZ.? The product is packed in glass jars with gold caps.
The production code is OCT1703, OCT1803 and NOV703. The code can be found on
the top of the cap.
?No illnesses have been reported to date.?
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the above product
containing Sufites 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 production and packaging
Consumers who have purchased Zorba Pepperoncini are urged to return it to
the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may
contact the company at 1-800-524-9284.