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Roxy Trading Inc., Recalls "Roxy Brand White Sesame Seeds" Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Paulette Ho
626-610-1388

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Azusa, CA -- August 3, 2004 -- Roxy Trading Inc., of Azusa, California, is recalling the following product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella: “Roxy Brand White Sesame Seeds”

This product comes in a 4 oz clear plastic bag with Chinese wording and Roxy logo. The package is red, gold and white and approximately 7”x5” in size with the bar code number, 051299 120320. The firm’s name and address appears on the back of the plastic bag. Product sold after June 26, 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 (CDHS) revealed the presence of salmonella in a sample of “Roxy Brand White Sesame Seeds.”

The recalled Roxy Brand product was sold in supermarkets throughout 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 Paulette Ho, General Manager at 626-610-1388.

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