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Strong America Limited Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Great Wall Brand Chinese Wolfberry

Contact:
Mr. Yang
(718) 628-6200

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Long Island City, NY -- September 10, 2007 -- Strong America Ltd. of Long Island City, NY is recalling Chinese Wolfberry, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Great Wall brand Chinese Wolfberry is packed in uncoded 7oz packages and were sold in GA, NY, and TN.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the 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 the product, which were not declared 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 sulfites sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Chinese Wolfberry revealed that it contained 12.87 milligrams per serving.

Consumers who have Great Wall brand Chinese Wolfberry can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-628-6200

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