Shivam Distributors of Longwood, Florida is recalling seven and 14-ounce packages of PARIVAR brand Dry Dates because they contain high sulfite content, a preservative which could cause adverse health consequences. The recalled Dry Dates were distributed in Florida through retail grocery stores from May to October of this year.
No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was the result of surveillance testing conducted by the Florida Deptment of Agriculture that revealed high sulfite levels. Distribution of the product has also been halted.