Posted on: November 3, 2011
In a press release , Best Food Cash & Carry Inc announced the recall of their 14-ounce packages of Deer Raisin Golden due to the undeclared presence of sulfite. The company has also issued an allergy alert for the product. Consumers that have a severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this item.
The recall only affects the 14-ounce packages of Deer Raisin Golden that come in clear, uncoded plastic packaging. The raisins were distributed from New York State to multiple states for further distribution. The recall was initiated when the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector discovered sulfites during routine sampling. Subsequent testing by Food Laboratory personnel confirmed the presence of sulfites in the 14-ounce packages of Deer Raisin Golden. Consuming 10 milligrams of sulfite per serving has been known to cause sever reactions in certain asthmatics and Anaphylactic shock may occur in some sensitive individuals if they ingest 10 milligrams or more. The analysis of the recalled item showed that they contained 11.07 milligrams of sulfite per serving.
The US Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Best Food Cash & Carry are urging consumers to return the packages to the place of purchase for a full refund. No illnesses have been reported concerning this recall.
As a Sumter personal injury lawyer , I’ve seen recalls similar to this in the past and know that food companies do their best to screen for such problems. Still, even under the most watchful eye, mistakes can be made. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective food item, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area.