FDA warns – 400g packages of Eltahan Golden Raisins recalled due to undeclared sulfites

According to the FDA, 400-gram packages of Eltahan Golden Raisins under one best-by date have been recalled by Paterson, New-Jersey-based company USA Hookah, LLC (doing business as Eltahan) due to the potential presence of undeclared sulfites.

Typically used as preservatives to inhibit discoloration during the preparation, storage, and distribution of certain foods and beverages, sulfites can cause asthma and some allergy symptoms that range from mild wheezing to serious anaphylactic reactions. Consumers who are allergic or severely sensitive to sulfites are warned that they could suffer a major, life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the product.

Initiated by Eltahan on November 14, 2023, the allergy alert and recall covers 400-gram, clear plastic packages of Eltahan Golden Raisins, UPC 2337660022, that were distributed via retail stores across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Affected packages are labeled with a production date of January 2023 and a “best by” date of January 20, 2026 — both of which can be identified on the front-label’s bottom right side.

Officials took action after a routine sampling conducted by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed the presence of sulfites in the product, which was distributed in packaging that failed to list the chemical as an ingredient. A follow-up investigation indicated that a temporary lapse in Eltahan’s production and packaging protocols was the culprit of the problem.

While the company has not received any reports of related illness to date of the FDA announcement, all production and distribution of the product has been halted as the FDA and Eltahan work to ensure the problem is corrected.

Anyone who may have purchased an affected package of Eltahan Golden Raisins is asked to bring the item back to the place of purchase to receive a total refund. Further questions may be directed to Eltahan via email at info@eltahan.com.


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