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August 15, 2000

FDA Announces Recall of 12 Products for Undeclared Colors

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

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported the recall of 12 different products because these products contain undeclared, unauthorized or uncertified color additives and other miscellaneous ingredients.

Recalls listed on this page are considered 'complete' by FDA.  FDA states that 'complete' does not guarantee the products have been accounted for.  This is the first public notice of these Class II recalls issued by the FDA.

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Clover brand Dried Shrimp
Mo Li Hua Haw Flake
Lion brand Custard Powder
Happiness Red brand Yung Chung Noodles
Cock brand Tapioca Pearl
Nishi brand Juicy Jelly Cup
Various Smoked Tuna Dips
Ping-Pong brand Jelly Juice Candy
Meiji brand Mixed Fruit Drop Candy
Hanmi Pickled Radish
Schwebel's brand Onion Bagels
Anjar brand Pomegranate Syrup

PRODUCT
Clover brand Dried Shrimp, in plastic bags, net weight 7.1 ounces and in bulk sold by the pound

Recall #F-643-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Chue Eiw Mong Eak Ltd., Part., Bangkok, Thailand(bulk supplier).

RECALLED BY
C. Kenneth Imports Company, Inc., Bronx, New York, by letter dated September 7, 1999. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania.

QUANTITY
20 bulk cartons, 20 kilograms each, were distributed.

REASON
Product contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 6.


PRODUCT
Mo Li Hua Haw Flake, in 255 gram (9-ounce) plastic packages.

Recall #F-755-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Undetermined. Product of China.

RECALLED BY
Yick Cheung Trading Corporation, Brooklyn, New York, doing business as Good World Trading, Inc., by telephone and visit on October 8, 1999. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New York.

QUANTITY
2 cases (48 packages per case were distributed).

REASON
Product contained the unapproved color additive ponceau R.


PRODUCT
Lion brand Custard Powder, in 300g (10.5-ounce) metal cans.

Recall #F-756-0.

CODE
All product on the market at the time of recall initiation.

MANUFACTURER
London Food Factory Production, Hong Kong.

RECALLED BY
Tai Wing Hong Importer, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, by letter dated August 12, 1999. Completed field correction resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts.

QUANTITY
11 cases (24 cans per case) were distributed.

REASON
Product contained the undeclared and uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5) and sunset yellow FCF (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6.)


PRODUCT
Happiness Red brand Yung Chung Noodles, in 12-ounce (340g) flexible plastic packages.

Recall #F-757-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Hun Win Luck Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan.

RECALLED BY
Tai Wing Hong Importer, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, by letter dated August 4, 1999. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
Michigan and New Jersey.

QUANTITY
Undetermined.

REASON
Product contained the undeclared and uncertified color additive tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5).


PRODUCT
Cock brand Tapioca Pearl, in 14-ounce flexible plastic bags.

Recall #F-760-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Thai World Import & Export Company, Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand.

RECALLED BY
Hong Thai Foods Corporation, Brooklyn, New York, by letter on December 21, 1998. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois.

QUANTITY
50 cases (50 bags per case) were distributed.

REASON
The product contains the undeclared and uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5) and brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 1); it also contains the unapproved color additive Ponceau 4R.


PRODUCT
Nishi brand Juicy Jelly Cup, packaged in 28.21-ounce (800g) flexible plastic bags.

Recall #F-764-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Nikka Goods Company, Ltd., Kobe, Japan.

RECALLED BY
Nishi Trading Company, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, by letter dated September 23, 1999. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION
New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Virginia.

QUANTITY
225 cases (10 bags per case) were distributed.

REASON
Product contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 1, and FD&C Red No. 40.


PRODUCT
Various smoked tuna dip in plastic tubs:
a) Original Recipe Smoked Tuna Dip, 5-pounds and 8-ounces;
b) Skinny Dip Smoked Tuna Dip, 5-pounds and 8 ounces;
c) Cajun Skinny Dip Smoked Tuna Dip, 6-pounds and 8-ounces.

Recall #F-766/768-0.

CODE
All unexpired products.

MANUFACTURER
Gulf Smoked Seafood, Inc., Pensacola, Florida.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by telephone on May 10, 2000, by visit on May 11, 2000, and by letter. Firm-initiated field correction (relabeling) complete.

DISRIBUTION
Alabama and Florida.

QUANTITY
Approximately less than 50 units.

REASON
Products contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5, sodium benzoate, and polysorbate 80.


PRODUCT
Ping-Pong brand Jelly Juice Candy, in 1.76 ounce(50g) plastic bags.

Recall #F-769-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Suzhou Guanda Food Company, Ltd., Tailiuxian Taicang Jiangsu, China.

RECALLED BY
Tai Wing Hong Importer, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, by letter dated August 4, 1999. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
Undetermined.

QUANTITY
116 cases were distributed.

REASON
Product contained the undeclared and uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5) and Allura Red AC (certifiable as FD&C Red No. 40).


PRODUCT
a) Meiji brand Mixed Fruit Drop Candy, packaged in 6.7-ounce cans;
b) Kani Chip brand Crab Crackers, packed in foil 2.47 ounces.

Recall #F-770/771-0.

CODE
All product on the market at time of recall initiation.

MANUFACTURER
a) Toko Shoji Company, Ltd., Yokohama, Japan; b) Itoh Trading Company, Ltd., Mizunami City, Gifu pref Japan.

RECALLED BY
Hadson Toko Trading Company, Brooklyn, New York, by letter on December 24, 1998. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
a) New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Missouri;
b) New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois,
Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, Rhode Island, Missouri.

QUANTITY
a) 48 cases (40 cans per case); b) 76 cases (20 packages per case) were distributed.

REASON
Products contained monascus, an unapproved color additive.


PRODUCT
Hanmi Pickled Radish in Sweetened Brine, in 24.64-ounce (1.54-pound) plastic containers.

Recall #F-772-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Samjin Trading Central, Seoul, Korea.

RECALLED BY
Samjin America, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, by telephone on June 14, 1999, and by letter. Completed recall resulted from follow-up investigation by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New York.

QUANTITY
Approximately 100 cases (14 packages per case) were distributed.

REASON
Product contained undeclared tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5). The product also contains undeclared Aspartame and the product label
does not bear the required warning statement for Aspartame.


PRODUCT
Schwebel's brand Onion Bagels, packaged in 15-ounce plastic bags.

Recall #F-776-0.

CODE
All Sell-By dates from JUN 26 through JUL 29. UPC Code: 71319-00863.

MANUFACTURER
Kravitz Bagels, Inc., North Jackson, Ohio.

RECALLED BY
Schwebel Baking Company, Youngstown, Ohio, by telephone on July 24, 2000, and by letter on July 25, 2000. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York.

QUANTITY
12,643 packages were distributed.

REASON
Product contains undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Red No. 40.


PRODUCT
Anjar brand Pomegranate Syrup (Grenadine), in 20-ounce containers.

Recall #F-778-0.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Domanco SARL, Anjar-Bekaa, Lebanon.

RECALLED BY
Baroody Imports, Clifton, New Jersey, by mail on March 24, 2000. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina.

QUANTITY
50 cases (24 units per case) were distributed.

REASON
Product containes Ponceau 4R an unpermitted color additive whose safety has not been established.

Questions concerning these recalls may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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

 
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