April 17, 2017

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in Minar Brand “Golden Raisins”

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in Minar Brand “Golden Raisins”

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today alerted consumers that Hatimy Market, located at 278 Grant Street in Buffalo, NY, is recalling Minar brand “Golden Raisins” blend due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.  To date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product. 

The recalled Minar brand “Golden Raisins” is packaged in a 7 oz. (200 g) plastic bag.  The product has a code of “776476781053” and is a product of South Africa.

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 high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label.  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.

Consumers who are sensitive to sulfites and have purchased Minar brand “Golden Raisins” should discard the product.