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July 30, 2003

Eastwell Trading Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Fruit Candy-Sweet Potato

(SafetyAlerts) - Eastwell Trading Corp. is recalling Dried Fruit Candy-Sweet Potato because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People with severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Dried Fruit Candy-Sweet Potato is packaged in 6 ounce clear plastic bags with UPC #6911749383313. The product was sold nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed that the product containing sulfites was distributed in packages that did not declare the presence of sulfites. 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. Analysis of the Dried Fruit Candy-Sweet Potato revealed that it contains 18.75 milligrams per serving.

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

Consumers who have purchased Dried Fruit State-Sweet Potato should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-714-5689.

 
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