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August 8, 2000

Peacock Brand Coconut Candy Recalled

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

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Hong Lee Trading, Inc. is conducting a recall of Peacock brand Coconut Candy because the product contained the uncertified color additive tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5).

Peacock brand Coconut Candy in 500 gram flexible plastic bags.

Recall #F-754-0.  Class II


Aquatic Products Trading Company, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Hong Lee Trading, Inc., Brooklyn, New York (importer), by placing a notice in customer area of store on January 4, 2000. 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.


60 cases (40 packages per case) were distributed.

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 August 8, 2000.

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