European Natural Food & Trading Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Product
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For Immediate Release
February 1, 2016
European Natural Food & Trading Co, Inc.
Firm Press Release
European Natural Food & Trading Co, Inc. of Paterson, NJ is recalling Brian’s Cauliflower 83 oz. due to 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.
Brian’s Cauliflower 83 oz. was distributed in NY, MA, CT and NJ where it reached consumers through retail stores. The product is pickled cauliflower and was sold in large clear, glass jars with the brand name Brian’s and UPC 858567002421. The expiration date is 28/11/2016. The product was shipped during 2013 and 2014.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered by NYSDAM Laboratory sampling and analysis that product containing sulfites were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased Brian’s Cauliflower 83 oz. are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (973) 553-1896, Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm (Eastern Time Zone).
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm484311.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.