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Hop Lee Trading Co., Inc, Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Garoye Lily Flower

 

Contact:
Phiana Chen
718-821-2315

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- May 14, 2004 --- Hop Lee Trading Co., Inc., 337 Butler Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217, is recalling Garoye Lily Flower 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.

The recalled Garoye Lily Flower, sold in 6 oz., clear plastic packages were sold in Rochester, N.Y. Garoye Lily Flower is a product of China.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in packages of Garoye Lily Flower 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 of sulfites. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased the Garoye Lily Flower product should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-821-2315.

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