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July 21, 2003

Global Commodities, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "Dried Green Raisins"

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Global Commodities, Inc., 14-50A 118th Street, College Point, NY 11356, is recalling "Dried Green Raisins" because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Dried Green Raisins which are packaged in 14 oz. plastic bags were sold in New York City.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in "Dried Green Raisins" in packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. The product contains 57 milligrams of sulfites per serving. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

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

Consumers who have purchased "Dried Green Raisins" should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-460-3215.

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