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July 6, 2000

Premier Packing Company Recalls Additional Candies for Undeclared Allergens

First public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...

Greenacres, WA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Premier Packing Company is conducting a recall of various candies repacked by the recalling firm because the products contain undeclared allergens.

PRODUCT #1
Various candies repacked by the recalling firm, sold in 1-pound clear plastic bags:

a) Assorted Jelly Beans;

b) Pectin Fruit Slices;

c) Gummi Bear Chews;

d) Licorice Mix;

e) Pebble Rock Candy;

f) Lemon Drops;

g) Old Fashioned Ribbon Candy;

h) Salt Water Taffy;

i) Fruitcake Assorted Mix;

j) Green Candied Cherries;

k) Licorice Pastels;

l) Papaya Chunks;

m) Fiesta Mix;

n) Inferno Mix.

Recall #F-579-592-0. Class II

CODE
None.

MANFACTURER
Premier Packing Company, Greenacres, Washington.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by telephone on April 4, 2000, or by letter on April 21, 2000. Firm- initiated recall complete. This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
Firm estimates none remains on the market.

REASON
Products contained the following undeclared ingredients:

a) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Red No. 40, and FD&C Blue No. 1.

b) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, and FD&C Red No. 40 Lake.

c) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, and FD&C Red No. 40.

d) Flour, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Red No. 3, and FD&C Blue No. 1.

e) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Blue #2 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, and FD&C Red No. 40 Lake.

f) FD&C Yellow No. 5.

g) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1.

h) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, and FD&C Red No. 40 Lake.

i) FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1.

j) FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Blue No. 1.

k) Wheat flour, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake, and FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake.

l) FD&C Yellow No. 6.

m) Soybeans, wheat, milk, sesame seeds and FD&C Yellow No. 5.

n) Wheat, soybean, milk and sesame seeds.

PRODUCT #1

Various candies repacked by the recalling firm, sold in 1-pound clear plastic bags:

a) Red Candied Cherries;

b) Cinnamon Bears.

Recall #F-593/594-0. Class III

CODE
None.

MANFACTURER
Premier Packing Company, Greenacres, Washington.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by telephone on April 4, 2000, or by letter on April 21, 2000. Firm- initiated recall complete. This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.


DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
Firm estimates none remains on the market.

REASON
Products contain undeclared FD&C Red No. 40.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 6, 2000.

 
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