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Cibo Vita Recalls Mediterrenean Mix

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Cibo Vita of Saddle Brook, N.J., is recalling Mediterrenean Mix of Woodpecker brand because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product, according to the FDA.

The recalled Mediterrenean Mix is in plastic containers of 8.5 ounces.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of Mediterrenean Mix, which did not declare sulfites 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 sulfites, according to the FDA.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have Mediterrenean Mix should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-773-4873.

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