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March 15, 2000

Josh Early Candies, Inc. Recalls Various Chocolate Candies

Allentown, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Josh Early Candies, Inc. is recalling Various chocolate candies because the products do not bear ingredient statements and contain the food allergens peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, dairy products, FD&C Yellow No.5 and FD&C Yellow No.6 which can elicit reactions in sensitive individuals.

The various chocolate candies were sold in non-seasonal trays of varying weights as described below:
Dark Chocolate:
1. Vanilla Butter Creams 8.5 oz
2. Peanut Butter Cups 8.5 oz
3. Orange Peel 6 oz
4. Cordial Cherries 8.5 oz
5. Mint Melt Aways 7 oz
6. Thin Mints 7 oz
7. Almond Bark 6.5 oz
8. Pecan Bark 6.5 oz
9. Mousse Truffles 7.5 oz
10. Cracker 6 oz
11. Caramel Pretzel Patty 8.5 oz
Milk Chocolate:
12. Vanilla Butter Creams 8.5 oz
13. Peanut Butter Cups 8.5 oz
14. Orange Peel 6 oz
15. Cordial Cherries 8.5 oz
16. Mint Melt Aways 7 oz
17. Thin Mints 7 oz
18. Almond Bark 6.5 oz
19. Pecan Bark 6.5 oz,
20. Mousse Truffles 7.5 oz
21. Pecan Patties
8.5 oz
Various chocolate candies in non-seasonal cardboard tubs of varying weights as described below:
22. Almond Butter Crunch 8 oz
23. White Chocolate Chips 8 oz
24. Pure Butter Scotch 12 oz
25. Peanut Crunch 7 oz.
26. Mint Chips 8.5 oz.
27. Black Walnut Hash 10 oz.
28. Milk chocolate Almond 7.5 oz.
29. Peanut Butter Truffles 8.5 oz.
30. Milk Chocolate Pretzel chips 7.5 oz.
31. Molasses Butter Taffy 13 oz.
32. Pecan Crunch 6 oz.
33. Peanut Brittle 9 oz.
34. Dark Chocolate Wafers 10 oz.
35. Milk Chocolate Wafers 10 oz.

Over 575 units were distributed in Pennsylvania and have no code markings.

This Class II recall was initiated by Josh Early Candies, Inc. by placing placards in store on or about December 14, 1999.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA has stated that the company has completed all required recall procedures.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #F-124/158-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 15, 2000.

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