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Sunny Lake Trading Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Sweet Potato Slice

Contact:
Zhan Biao Lin
718-453-3838

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- May 24, 2005 -- Sunny Lake Trading, 651A Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221, is recalling SWEET POTATO SLICE because it may contain 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 SWEET POTATO SLICE is packaged in a clear, uncoded six-ounce plastic bag. It is a product of China. The product was sold in the New York City area.

The recall was initiated after routing 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 packages of SWEET POTATO SLICE which did not declare sulfites on the label. 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 SWEET POTATO SLICE should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-453-3838.

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