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September 5, 2003

Golden Luck, Inc. Recalls "Red Pepper Powder" Because of Possible Health Risk

(SafetyAlerts) - Golden Luck, Inc. of Commerce, CA is recalling 1.4 oz bottles of red pepper powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstance, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled "Red Pepper Powder" was distributed to Mountain View, California; Seattle, Washington; and Honolulu, Hawaii in retail stores. The product comes in a 1.4 oz glass bottle with a green top marked with a red-orange and white label from Wu Hsing Co. LTD. The bar code used to identify this product 4710868801065. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for contamination was noted by a sample testing by the FDA, which revealed the presence of Salmonella in the 1.4 oz bottles of "red pepper powder."

Consumers who have purchased Wu Hsing "red pepper powder" (bar code: 4710868801065) are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-323-6114.

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