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Aug 2, 2000

Pearl River Bridge Brand Coloured Prawn Crackers and Shrimp Slices Recalled

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

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Blooming Import Company, Inc. is conducting a recall of Pearl River Bridge brand Coloured Prawn Crackers and Coloured Shrimp Slices because the product contained the uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5), sunset yellow FCF (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6), and brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 1); it also contains the unapproved color additives carmoisine and ponceau 4R.

PRODUCT
Pearl River Bridge brand Coloured Prawn Crackers and Coloured Shrimp Slices, in 8 and 16-ounce cardboard boxes.

Recall #F-640-0.  Class II

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Guangdong Foodstuffs Import and Export Corporation, Guangdong, China.

RECALLED BY
Blooming Import Company, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, by letter on March 11, 1999. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis 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.

QUANTITY
44 cases (60 8-ounce packages per case) and 50 cases (50 16-ounce packages per case) were distributed.

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

 
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