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Unlisted sulfites lead to recall of dried lily bulb
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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of “Golden Flower Brand Dried Lily Bulb” from China that may cause health problems in some individuals.

The products may contain sulfites which are not listed on the label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

The dried lily bulb was distributed nationwide in uncoded, 12-ounce plastic bags by Prosperity Resources Intl. Inc. in Irvington, N.J.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. Subsequent analysis of the product by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages which did not declare sulfites on the labels. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to trigger 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 "Golden Flower Brand Dried Lily Bulb" should return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (973) 371-9688.