New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared peanut allergens in “Deggeh Okra Powder,” imported and distributed by Deggeh Foods Inc., located at 363 E. 169 Street in the Bronx, New York 10456. People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.
The recalled “Deggeh Okra Powder” is packaged in an eight-ounce flexible plastic container and bears the bar code “3765411520.” The product is imported from Senegal and was sold in retail stores specializing in African foods in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained peanut allergens, which were not declared on the label.
Consumers who have purchased “Deggeh Okra Powder” may return the product to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact Ahmed Kouta at (917) 569-7731 or via email at [email protected].