Krasnyi Oktyabr USA Inc of Brooklyn, N.Y. is recalling its 500gram (17.65oz) packages of “TAINY VOSTOKA ASSORTED DRIED FRUITS – QUINCE” because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled “TAINY VOSTOKA ASSORTED DRIED FRUITS – QUINCE” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes is marked with container code #24 02 2019 SS.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling be New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the 500gram (17.65oz) packages, which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individual upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis revealed the product contained 26.32 mg per serving.