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Ho's Trading Inc. Recalls Master Chao Brand Supreme Apricot Due to Undeclared Sulfites

Contact:
Alvin Ho
718-622-2288

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- July 14, 2006 -- Ho's Trading Inc, 1010 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 is recalling Master Chao Brand Supreme Apricot, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Master Chao Brand Supreme Apricot is packed in a 6 oz., un-coded plastic container. 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 Master Chao Brand Supreme Apricot which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams or more of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction 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 Master Chao Brand Supreme Apricot should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-622-2288.

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