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Food Safety Alert

May 29, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Undeclared Sulfites in Luck Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb.

Murray International Trading Co., Inc.
908 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238
Tel: 718-230-7888 Fax: 718-230-8886

May 29, 2007

For Immediate Release

Murray International Trading, Inc.
Contact Person: Buckley Chin  Tel: 718-230-7888

Murray Intíl Trading Co., Inc. issues allergy alert on undeclared sulfites in Luck Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb.

Murray International Trading Inc., 908 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238 is recalling Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb because it contains 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 Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb is sold in uncoded 12 oz. transparent plastic bags and is a product of China. 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 Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb in packages which did not declared sulfites on the labels.  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 Lucky Eight Brand Dried Lily Bulb should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at
718-230-7888.


 


2007 Consumer Alerts