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Murray Int'l Trading Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb

Contact:
Buckley Chin
718-230-7888

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- May 29, 2007 -- Murray International Trading Inc., 908 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238 is recalling Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb because it contains 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 Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb is sold in uncoded 12 oz. transparent plastic bags and is a product of China. The product was sold nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb in packages which did not declared 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 Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-230-7888.

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