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October 22, 2002

Sagsveen & Sagsveen Has Recalled Golden Raisins

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Sagsveen & Sagsveen has recalled 10.5 ounce packages of Elizabeth's Natural Golden Raisins because they may contain undeclared sulfur dioxide. People who have allergies to sulfur dioxide run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product comes in a 10.5 ounce clear plastic package with an expiration date of Sept. 30, 2003 on the lid.

The recalled Golden Raisins were distributed to only one firm: Pat's Quality Meat Farms, 300 Fulton St., Farmindale, NY 11735.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered, through routine sampling by a New York State Dept of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspector, that the product contained sulfites in a container that did not declare the presence of sulfites.

The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to illicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

Subsequent investigation by a New York State Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspector indicated the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's productions and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased 10.5 ounce packages of the Elizabeth's Natural Golden Raisins are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (631) 242-2044.

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