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Food Safety Alert

May 30, 2007

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

Undeclared Sulfites in King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers.

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD INC.
98 BAY 35TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY  11214
646-938-7345

May 30, 2007

FOR IMMEDITATE RELEASE

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC.
Contact Person: Jing Hua Chen Tel: 646-938-7345

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC issues allergy alert on undeclared sulfites in King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers.

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC., 98 Bay 35th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11214 is recalling King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers 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 King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers is sold in uncoded 6 ounce, 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 sulfites in King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers in packages which did not declare 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 King Chief brand Dried Lily Flowers should return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at
1-646-938-7345.


2007 Consumer Alerts