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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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K.L.Y. Trading Company, Inc. Recalls "Dried Sesame Seeds," Dried Red Pepper" and "Dried Mung Beans" Because of Possible Health Risk

Elaine Chan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- San Francisco, CA -- August 3, 2004 -- K.L.Y. Trading Co., Inc. of San Francisco, California, is recalling the following products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella:

"Dried Sesame Seeds" Net Wt: 14 oz.
"Dried Red Pepper" Net Wt: 2 oz.
"Dried Mung Beans" Net Wt: 14 oz.

These products come in a clear plastic bag. The firm's logo displays two red fish holding a yellow coin and the firm's name and address appear on the front of the plastic bag. Product sold after March 30, 2004, is being recalled.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Most cases resolve without the need for medical attention. However, some persons infected with salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Consumers with the above symptoms should consult their physician.

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

The contamination was identified when routine testing conducted by the California Department of Health Services (DDHS) revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample of "K.L.Y. Trading Company, Inc. brand Dried Sesame Seeds."

The recalled K.L.Y. Trading Company product was sold in supermarkets throughout Northern California.

The company is asking supermarkets to discontinue distribution of this product and to promptly return the product and stock on hand to the company for credit. Consumers should not consume this product and return this product to the point of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Elaine Chan at 415-467-1820.


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