Apricots with Unlisted Sulfites Recalled by Best Cash & Carry

Best Cash & Carry Rose Brand Dried Turkish Apricots
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March 11, 2016

Best Cash & Carry is issuing a recall for a fruit product with an unlisted ingredient.

The Maspeth, NY company is recalling its Rose Brand Dried Turkish Apricots after the discovery that the product contains sulfites, despite its absence from the label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled product is sold in seven ounce and five pound plastic bags. The package is uncoded.

Consumers could purchase the affected product at locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) Food Inspectors uncovered the about 250 milligrams per serving in the apricot product.

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 product.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled item are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact the company at (718) 786-8961.

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