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This firm press release was updated on February 24, 2004, to show correct areas of distribution.

Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Great Kingsland, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Fortuner's Brand Dried Honeysuckle UPC #7 986988 932379, and Bifeng Brand Dried Potato UPC #6 920404 375259

Contact Person: Jessica Yang
Telephone: (718) 486-0188

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- February 18, 2005 -- Great Kingsland, Inc, Located at 1101 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, is recalling Fortuner's brand Dried Honeysuckle, and BiFeng brand Dried Potato because the products contain undeclared sulfites. Both products were imported from China. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed to retail accounts in the New York City area, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland.

Fortuner's brand Dried Honeysuckle is packaged in a 4 oz. red and clear color patterned flexible plastic bag with red, green, back, and white lettering and a yellow adhesive sticker identifying the product name and weight. The product is visible through the packaging and appears as dried flower petals. The package has a white adhesive sticker with red lettered nutritional facts panel on the back and UPC bar code #7 986988 932379.

BiFeng brand Dried Potato is packaged in a 7 ounce clear flexible plastic bag with gold, red, black and white lettering and a white adhesive sticker identifying the product name and weight. The package has a white adhesive sticker with black lettered nutritional facts panel on the back and UPC bar code # 6 920404 375259 and expiration date 20050716 " on the back lower right hand corner of the package.

The recall was initiated after samples collected by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of sulfites in Fortuner's brand Dried Honeysuckle and BiFeng brand Dried Potato in packages which do not declare the presence of sulfites. The consumption of 10 milligram 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 milligram or more of sulfites. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased packages of Fortuner's brand Dried Honeysuckle and/or BiFeng brand Dried Potato are urged to return them to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 486-0188.

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