May 31, 2000Elk Candy Company Recalls
York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Elk Candy Company, is conducting a
recall of certain Marzipan Candy, packaged in 5-ounce plastic basket containers, because
the product contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C
Blue No. 1 and FD&C Red No. 3. In addition, the product contains an unapproved color
additive formerly certifiable as FD&C Red No. 2.
According to FDA there are no codes
on the packages and the firm estimates none remains on the market. The product was
distributed in New York.
People who have allergies to certain
foods run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
This Class II recall
was initiated by the company, by letter on November 16, 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-464-0
Notice of this product warning was
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subscribers May 31, 2000.
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