- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 25, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — Galil Importing Corp. of Syosset, N.Y., Tuesday recalled 14.4-ounce glass jars of Galil sun-dried tomatoes in oil because they contain undeclared sulfites, posing the risk of allergic reaction to some people.

The recalled jars, which were distributed nationwide, are coded "L21121/Use by 7/30/2004" and have the UPC 0 79471 12720 2.

The problem was discovered through routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Consumers are advised to return the recalled product to place of purchase.

In other action:

Reiter Dairy Inc. of Barberton, Ohio, recalled 150 half-gallons of its Topps Vitality Fat Free Chocolate Milk because it contains significantly higher-than-labeled levels of vitamins A and D.

The recalled milk contains approximately 44,700 international units per quart of vitamin A rather than the intended level of 2,000-3,000 units and 4,000 units of vitamin D instead of the intended 400-600 units.

Excessive amounts of vitamin A ingestion can lead to severe health problems, including birth defects and irreversible liver damage. Excessive amounts of vitamin D may result in abnormally high blood levels of calcium and phosphate, which may lead to abnormal deposits of calcium in various parts of the body.

The recalled milk was coded Mar27 and distributed to retail stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

Consumers are advised to return the milk to place of purchase for full refund. For more information, call 800-362-0825.

Shaw's Supermarkets Inc. of West Bridgewater, Mass., recalled its in-store Bakery Brownies Blondie six-packs because the treats contain peanuts not listed on the label, posing the threat of allergic reaction in some people. The brownies were sold by 185 Shaw's and Star Markets throughout New England.

The brownies bear the UPC 0 045674 331593.

Consumers are advised to return the recalled brownies to place of purchase for full refund. For more information, call 888-431-7429.

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