Food safety is a given, when a consumer purchases food they expect it to be safe and fit to eat. The responsibility for ensuring food is safe to eat rests with the farmer (sometimes called the primary producer), the manufacturer or processor (if the food is prepared in a factory), the distributor and wholesaler (the people responsible for transfering the food from the manufacturer to the shop or to the door in the case of direct sales or mail order), the retailer and the consumer themselves.
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Hong Lee Trading Inc. Issues An Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots
Hong Lee Trading Inc., 225 Johnson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 is recalling Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots come in an un-coded, 300 gram (10.6 oz.), clear, plastic container and was sold nationwide. It is a product of Vietnam.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots which did not declare sulfites on the label. 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.
Genesis Crafty is recalling its Cheese Scones (4 pack), because of a packaging error where it may include incorrect base label information and could lead the consumer to believe the product is a Toffee & Hazelnut scone. The product contains mustard and soya which is not mentioned in the ingredients. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard and/or soya.