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West Honest International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfite in Dried Lily Flower

Contact:
West Honest International Inc.
626-961-9813

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- City of Industry, CA -- December 20, 2004 -- West Honest International Inc. of City of Industry, CA, is recalling all 5 ounce and 6 ounce packages of "Dried Lily Flower" because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled "Dried Lily Flower" was distributed throughout the United States.

The recall was initiated after the presence of undeclared sulfites in Dried Lily Flower was discovered 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.

The product comes in 5 ounce or 6 ounce clear unencoded plastic bag marked with "Dried Lily Flower." The recalled brands are "TIANDU" distributed by Fujian Fuzhou Tian Shan Foods Co., LTD., China, "WeiChuan" distributed by Wei-Chuan U.S.A. Inc., Bell Garden, CA, "ROXY" distributed by ROXY Trading Inc., and "Asian Taste" distributed by Walong Marketing Inc., Buena Park, CA.

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

Consumers who have purchased 5 ounce and 6 ounce packages of "TIANDU Dried Lily Flower", "WeiChuan Dried Lily Flower", ROXY Dried Lily Flower" and "Asian Taste Dried Lily Flower" are urged to return packages to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 626-961-9813.

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