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Best Foods Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Deer Brand Raisin Golden

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Contact: Consumer: 1-732-650-1300 Ext 222

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 27, 2015 — Best Foods Inc. 75 Midvale Rd Edison, NJ 08817 is recalling its 7 ounce packages of Deer Brand Raisin Golden because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 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.

Deer Brand Raisin Golden 7 ounce packages were distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode island, Maine, and New Hampshire, and have reached consumers through retail stores.

The product comes in 7 ounce clear and yellow plastic packages. Some of the packages are marked with UPC number 714760029255.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector revealed the presence of sulfites in the 7 ounce package of Deer Brand Raisin Golden which were not declared on the label.

No illnesses or allergic reaction involving this product have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased 7 ounces packages of Deer Brand Raisin Golden are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-732-650-1300 Ext 222, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.


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