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Fine Land Corp Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Ying Feng Foodstuffs Brand Dried Snow Fungus


Mainy Chen


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Brooklyn, NY -- April 8, 2008 --- Fine Land Corp, 239 Bay 20th Street Brooklyn NY 11214, is recalling its Ying Feng Foodstuffs brand dried snow fungus because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Ying Feng Foodstuffs brand dried snow fungus comes in a 3 ounce uncoded clear plastic package.  The product was sold nationwide. It is a product of China.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Ying Feng Foodstuffs brand dried snow fungus which did not declare sulfites 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. Consumers who have purchased packages of Ying Feng Foodstuffs brand dried sow fungus are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-714-1850.




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