July 23, 2003
Kadouri International Foods, Inc.
Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Pakistani Green Raisins (Kishmish)
(SafetyAlerts) - Kadouri International Foods, Inc., 334
Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237, is recalling Pakistani Green Raisins (Kishmish)
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 Pakistani Green Raisins (Kishmish) which are packaged in 27.5
pound cartons were sold nationwide.
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 Pakistani Green Raisins (Kishmish) 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 Pakistani Green Raisins (Kishmish) should
return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at 718-3831-6100.