August 26, 2003
UNDECLARED SULFITES IN DRIED GUAVA
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