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Walong Marketing, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Product

Contact:
Walong Marketing, Inc.
714-670-8899

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Buena Park, CA -- December 17, 2004 -- Walong Marketing, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is recalling "Asian Taste" brand Dried Lily Flower because the product may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Asian Taste Dried Lily Flower was sold in clear, uncoded, 6 oz. plastic package and is the product of China. The product was sold to the retail stores throughout the United States.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service Division of Food Safety revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Asian Taste brand Dried Lily flower in packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfites 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 Asian Taste Dried Lily Flower should return it to the place of purchase. Retailers who have this product should pull the product from store shelves until provided further instructions by Walong Marketing, Inc. Consumers and retailers with questions may contact the company at 714-670-8899.

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