Northern Food I/E Inc. Recalls All Lots, Codes of 8.3-Ounce Packages of “Lukai Sweetened Jujube” Because Product May Contain Undeclared Sulfites - 12/13/22
Company Announcement Date:
December 6, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
December 7, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Northern Food I/E Inc.
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Northern Food I/E Inc. of Westbury, NY, is recalling all lots and codes of its 8.3-ounce (235-gram) packages of “Lukai sweetened jujube” because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled “Lukai sweetened jujube” was distributed nationwide. The product comes in an 8.3 ounce red and yellow plastic package. The product UPC code is 6921996166881.
No illnesses or adverse 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 that the sulfite-containing product was distributed in packages that did not reveal the presence of sulfites.
Consumers who have purchased 8.3-ounce packages of “Lukai sweetened jujube” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 516-942-0146.
*We believe that none of the product 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.
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