January 26, 2018

Health Is Wealth1 Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Health Is Wealth Apricot”.

Health Is Wealth1 Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Health Is Wealth Apricot”.

Health is Wealth1 Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling 8 oz (227g) packages of “Health is Wealth Apricot” 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 “Health is Wealth Apricot” were distributed NYC area in retail stores. The product comes in a 8 oz (227g), clear plastic package marked with expiration date 04/19/2018 stamped on the side. 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 8oz packages of “Health is Wealth Apricot” 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. Analysis of the “Health is Wealth Apricot” revealed they contained 15.9 milligrams per serving. Consumers who have purchased 8 oz packages of dried “Health is Wealth Apricot” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 347-492-5616.