Peekay International Inc recalls dry apricot product
Peekay International Inc dry apricot products have been recalled due to undeclared levels of sulfites, discovered by testing from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food inspectors.
Peekay International Inc, Maspeth, New York, is recalling its 7- and 14-ounce packages of ‘KESHAV Dry Apricot’ food treats because they reportedly 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 company has said no illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.
The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit serve reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the ‘KESHAV Dry Apricot’ revealed they contained 109 milligrams per serving.
The recalled ‘KESHAV Dry Apricot’ was distributed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in a 7- and 14-ounce clear plastic package. The UPC code for the 7-ounce package is 4386423302 and the UPC code for the 14-ounce package is 4386423303.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the 14-ounce packages of the product which were not declared on the label.
Consumers who have purchased the 7- or 14-ounce packages of ‘KESHAV Dry Apricot’ are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. More information can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration website (FDA).