May 31, 2000Philadelphia Candies Milk
Chocolate Fruits and Nuts Recalled
PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Philadelphia Candies, Inc., is conducting a
recall of certain Philadelphia Candies Milk Chocolate Fruits and Nuts, in 1-pound box,
because the chocolate covered pineapple product contains undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5,
and the chocolate covered cherry product contains undeclared FDC Red No. 40.
According to FDA, this recall affects
all products distributed since January 1, 2000 to May 3, 2000. The firm estimated
that 30 1-pound containers remained on market at time of recall initiation which were
distributed in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
People who have allergies to certain
foods run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
This ongoing Class II recall
was initiated by telephone on May 3, 2000, and provided a placard with correct labeling
information. This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #f-469-0
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers May 31, 2000.
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