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Monday, April 19, 2010

Green Land Recalls "Nut Tree Health Mix"

Undeclared Sulfites in "Nut Tree Health Mix"

Jessica Chittenden Ziehm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 16, 2010 - New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Green Land, 212-03 48th Avenue, Oakland Garden, New York 11364, is voluntarily recalling "Nut Tree Health Mix" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled "Nut Tree Health Mix" is packaged in 8 ounce, square plastic tubs and coded DATE: SEP 28 10 in black ink on the product label. The product was distributed in the metropolitan New York area. It is a product of the United States, Turkey and the Philippines.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased "Nut Tree Health Mix" should return the product to place of purchase.