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Allergen Alert: Preserved Apricots With Sulfites

Hong Lee Trading of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots imported from Vietnam because they may contain sulfites that were not declared on the label.


Routine sampling and analysis by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of the preserved apricots. 

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 adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with the recalled product.

The recalled Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots come in uncoded, 300 gram (10.6 oz.), clear, plastic containers and were sold nationwide. 

The recalled Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots may be returned to the place of purchase. 

For more information contact the company at 718-386-2100.

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