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Strong America Limited issues alert on undeclared sulfites in Goldensmell brand Dried Fungus


Mr. Yang
(718) 628-6200


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Long Island City, NY -- September 26, 2007 -- Strong America Ltd. of Long Island City, NY is recalling Goldensmell brand Dried Fungus, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Goldensmell brand Dried Fungus is packed in uncoded 11 oz. packages and were sold in GA, NY and MA. It is a product of China.

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

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market 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 sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Dried Fungus revealed that it contained 113 milligrams per serving.

Consumers who have purchased packages of Goldensmell brand Dried Fungus can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Strong America Limited at (718) 628-6200.


Photo: Goldensmell brand Dried Fungus

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