Peekay International Inc. 56 12 56th Street, Maspeth, NY is recalling its 7 ounce and 14 ounce packages of “KESHAV Dry Apricot” food treats because they contained 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 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 ounce, clear plastic package 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.
No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.
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 “KESHAV Dry Apricot” which were not declared on the label. 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.
Consumers who have purchased the 7 ounce or 14 ounce packages of “KESHAV Dry Apricot” are urged to return them to the place pf purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Swati Narsinghani at 718-784-4776.