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August 26, 2003

UNDECLARED SULFITES IN DRIED GUAVA SLICE

(SafetyAlerts) - Roxy Trading Company, Inc., at 1388 W. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702, is recalling Dried Guava Slice in 44 pound cardboard boxes because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction is they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.

The Dried Guava Slice, a product of Thailand, was distributed in uncoded, 44 pound boxes (4-11 pound plastic bags inside each box) 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 packaging that did not reveal the presence of the 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 Guava Slice revealed that it contains 23.6 milligrams per serving.

Establishments and consumers who have purchased the Dried Guava Slice in 44 pound cardboard boxes of can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 626-610-1388.

 
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