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February 9, 2000

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company Recalls Stop & Shop Chocolate Mini Cupcakes and   Iced Angel Cake for Undeclared Colors

Boston, MA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Stop & Shop is recalling the company's brand of Mini Cupcakes and Iced Angel Cake because the product contained undeclared color additives.

The recalled Stop & Shop Chocolate Mini Cupcakes (Iced with Jimmies) were sold packed in plastic packages with 12 cakes per package.  These cakes bear the UPC Code 02000-04440, and were sold at Stop & Shop retail bakeries prior to 12/29/99.

The recalled Stop & Shop Iced Angel Cake were sold packed in plastic packages and were sold at Stop & Shop retail bakeries prior to 11/23/99.

Both products contain undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Red #3, FD&C Red #40, and FD&C Blue #1.  The recalled Angel Cake also contains undeclared FD&C Blue #2.

According to FDA, these products were distributed in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  The firm estimates none remains on the market.

This Class II recall was initiated by Stop & Shop by E-mail on December 29 and November 23, 1999.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA considers this recall to be complete.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #F-090-0/091

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