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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 19, 2012 - Whole Alternatives, LLC ("Whole Alternatives") of Louisville, KY is initiating a voluntary recall of Harris Teeter brand six ounce packages of dried apricots UPC code 7203670494 and Harris Teeter brand eight ounce packages of dried golden raisins UPC code 7203670490 because the products contain undeclared sulphur dioxide.
Sulphur dioxide is one of several types of sulfites used to preserve foods, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that the presence of sulphur dioxide in foods be declared on the product label. Consumers who have a severe sensitivity to sulphur dioxide may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled dried apricots and dried golden raisins were distributed in Harris Teeter stores. The apricots are packaged in 6 ounce, clear plastic bags and raisins in 8 ounce, clear plastic bags and all lot numbers and code dates are affected.
The recall was initiated after Whole Alternatives discovered the product was distributed in packages which did not declare sulphur dioxide as an ingredient on the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased this product and who may be sensitive to sulphur dioxide should not consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Whole Alternatives at 502-561- 5530, Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm EST.
This, recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Thank you for you r understanding and cooperation in this regard.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.