Bokhary Foods Recalls GODAVARI Brand Dried Apricots

Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Bokhary Foods Inc., d.b.a EKTA Foods, is recalling GODAVARI brand dried apricots, citing the potential to contain undeclared sulfites, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The recall involves 7 oz and 14 oz clear plastic-film bags of GODAVARI brand dried apricots. Each bag is filled with orange-colored dried apricots that can be seen through the bag. The product 7oz product UPC is 0 03658 50001 4 and the 14oz product UPC is 0 03657 5001 5. There is no other coding on the packaging.

The affected products were distributed in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut through retail stores between 7/10/2021 and 11/24/21.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling at retail by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed the presence of sulfites in the 14oz packages of GODAVARI brand dried apricots, which were not declared on the label.

According to the agency, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites may get serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

However, the company has not received any reports of illnesses or allergic reactions involving the recalled product to date.

Consumers who have purchased 140z packages of GODAVARI brand dried apricots are urged to return them to the place of purchase.

In similar recalls citing undeclared sulfites, Brooklyn, New York -based Golden Natural Products, Inc. in August called back two dried apricot products. Warren, Michigan -based Lipari Foods in July recalled 86 cases of Troyer Manufacturing Backroad Country Dried Apricots.

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