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State issues recall for dried Turkish apricots
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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some imported dried apricots that may have sulfites, a preservative, not listed in the packaging.

Kadouri International Foods, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” because they contain undeclared sulfites.

Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The product comes in 12.5 Kg. (28 lb) boxes marked with lot #35-105 on the side and with an expiration date of 15-07-2008 stamped on the side.  The recalled “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

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. Analysis of the “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” revealed they contained 70 mg per serving.

Consumers who have purchased “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kadouri International Foods at (718) 381-6100.