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Aug 2, 2000

Odra Brand Mini Fruit Candy Recalled

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

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Krasnyi Oktyabr, Inc. is conducting a recall of Odra brand Mini Fruit Candy because the product contains several color additives listed in terms of the European designation for such colors.

These colors do not conform to the U.S. color additive regulations which include uncertified and unapproved color additives..

PRODUCT
Odra brand Mini Fruit Candy, packed in 7.7-pound corrugated box.

Recall #F-636-0.  Class II

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

MANUFACTURER
PWC Odra S.A., Brzeg, Poland.

RECALLED BY
Krasnyi Oktyabr, Inc., USA, Brooklyn, New York, by letter and telephone on June 23, 1999. Completed recall resulted from inspection and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

DISTRIBUTION
New York, Oregon, California.

QUANTITY
50 cases (7.7 pounds per case) were distributed.

REASON
Product contains several color additives listed in terms of the European designation for such colors. These colors do not conform to the U.S. color additive regulations as follows:
1) E124 - Ponceau 4R - unapproved color additive
2) E104 - Monosulfonated Quinoline Yellow - not approved for use in food
3) E132 - Indigotine - certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 2, however, the "E" designation suggests the color has not been certified
4) E110 - Sunset Yellow FCF - certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6, however, the "E" designation suggests the color has not been certified.

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

 
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