March 06, 2003
Galil Importing Has Recalled Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Galil Importing Corporation at 120 Eileen
Way, Syosset, N.Y, 11791 has recalled 14.4 ounce jars of "Galil-brand Sun
Dried Tomatoes In Oil because the product was found to contain undeclared
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of
serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Galil Sun Dried Tomatoes In Oil (product of Turkey) are packaged in 14.4
ounce net weight (8.4 ounce drained weight) glass jars, labeled with
container code "L33713/Use By 12/3/2003." Product was distributed to food
wholesalers and retailers nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by N.Y.S. Department of
Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors revealed that this product contained
sulfites which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10
milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe
reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock can occur in certain
sulfite-sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of
sulfites. Analysis of Galil Sun Dried Tomatoes In Oil revealed that it
contains 10.9 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who purchased Galil Sun dried Tomatoes In Oil with the
aforementioned container code should return the product to place of purchase
for refund. Consumers with questions may contact Galil Importing Corp. at