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November 24,  2003

Kien Import Corp Issue Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Evergreen Melon Candy

(SafetyAlerts) - Kien Import Corp., 330 Calyer Street, Brooklyn NY 11222 is recalling Evergreen Melon Candy because it may contain 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.

The recalled Evergreen Melon Candy, a product of Vietnam, is packaged, in 5 oz., uncoded, clear plastic bags. They were sold nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of sulfites in packages which did not declare sulfites on 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 in connection with this problem.

Establishments and consumers who have purchased Evergreen Melon Candy should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-349-8282.

 
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