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Murray Int'l Trading Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower

Contact:
Buckley Chin
718-230-7888

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- August 10, 2004 -- Murray International Trading, Inc., 908 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238 is recalling Wing Shing Dried 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 Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower was sold in a clear, uncoded, 6oz plastic package and is a product of China. The product was sold throughout New York State.

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 Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower in packages which did not declare sulfites on the labels. 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 Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-230-7888.

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