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Global Commodities Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In Apricot with Pitt Watan Brand

Global Commodities, Inc. of Hicksville, NY is recalling 1lb and 0.5lb packages of WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt was distributed from January 2015 to December 2017. The product was distributed at retail stores in New York State.

WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt is packed in clear plastic bags coded with Best Before Date: December 2018. The product is sold in two sizes; NET WT 1 LB, with UPC 088247504666 and .50 LB. The dried apricot is a product of Pakistan.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The undeclared sulfites were found as a result of routine product testing conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Subsequently, investigation indicated the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes. Production of the product has been suspended until the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled lot of WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, EST at (516) 396-0710 or 1-646-235-4154.

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