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July 24, 2003

J.V. Trading Glendale Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Lukai Sweetened Jujube

(SafetyAlerts) - J.V. Trading Glendale Ltd., 385 W. John St., Hicksville, NY 11801 is recalling packages of LUKAI brand SWEETENED JUJUBE because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

SWEETENED JUJUBE was distributed nationwide through retail stores and wholesale distributors. SWEETENED JUJUBE is packaged in 235gr. (8.3 oz) sealed plastic bags with red, tan, and yellow labeling, mostly all Chinese writing with a brief product introduction in English on the back of the package. The product code is Q/ CLB03-2001 and can be found on back of package.

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

The recall was initiated after routing sampling by Food Inspectors of the New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets revealed that the product containing sulfite was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of sulfites. The consumption of 10 mg. 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 mg. or more of sulfites. Analysis of the LUKAI SWEETENED JUJUBE revealed it contained in excess of 82 mg. per serving.

Consumers who have purchased LUKAI SWEETENED JUJUBE in 235 gr (8.3 oz) plastic packages can return it to J.V. Trading Glendale Ltd. at the above address for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (516) 942-9308.

 
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