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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 7, 2012 - New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers that Mayflower International Inc, aka Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc, located at 220 Ingrahm St. in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.
The recalled Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” is packaged in a 3.5 oz. (100 gram) plastic and foil bag. There is a UPC code of 6-944295-300176 located on the back of the package but there is no other coding on the product. The product was distributed throughout the United States and is a product of China.
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 product contained high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. In addition, 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.
Consumers who have purchased the Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” should contact Liu Min at 917-642-8322.