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Walong Marketing Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Asian Taste Dried Sweet Potato-Strips

Contact:
Walong Marketing Inc.
1-877-675-8899

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Buena Park, CA -- May 19, 2005 -- Walong Marketing Inc. of Buena Park, California is recalling "Asian Taste Dried Sweet Potato-strips," because it 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 these products.

"Asian Taste Dried Sweet Potato-strips," were distributed nationwide via retail stores.

The product comes in an uncoded, 7-ounce, clear plastic bag with red borders. It is a product of China.

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

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors, and subsequent analysis by the department's food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in product packages which did not declare sulfites on the label.

Consumers who have purchased "Asian Taste Sweet Potato-strips" are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-675-8899.

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