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Whole Alternatives, LLC Recalls Harris Teeter Brand Dried Apricots and Dried Golden Raisins Due to Undeclared Sulfur Dioxide

Whole Alternatives, LLC of Louisville, KY is initiating a voluntary recall of Harris Teeter brand six ounce packages of dried apricots UPC 7203670494 and Harris Teeter brand eight ounce packages of dried golden raisins UPC 7203670490because the products contain undeclared sulfur dioxide.

Sulfur dioxide is one of several types of sulfites used to preserve foods, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that the presence of sulfur dioxide in foods be declared on the product label.  Consumers who have a severe sensitivity to sulfur dioxide may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

The recalled dried apricots and recalled dried golden raisins were distributed in Harris Teeter stores starting May 1, 2012.  The dried apricot product is packaged in a six ounce, clear plastic bag and the dried golden raisin product is packaged in an eight ounce, clear plastic bag.  All lot numbers and code dates are affected.

The recall was initiated after Whole Alternatives, LLC discovered the products were distributed in packages which did not declare sulfur dioxide as an ingredient on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased either of these products and who may be sensitive to sulfur dioxide should not consume the products and are urged to return them to Harris Teeter for a refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Whole Alternatives at 502-561-5530, Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm EST.

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