January 5, 2000Mulsen Trading Co. Recalls
'Pacific Friend' Water Chestnuts
Seattle, WA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that Mulsen Trading Company, of Seattle, WA - a
distributor for Jinhua Canned Food Factory, of Jinhua, China, is recalling Jinhua's
'Pacific Friend Water Chestnuts', sliced and whole, in 8-ounce cans because the product
was contained in swollen and leaking cans, and are rusted on the inside.
4,528 cases (24 8-ounce cans) of
sliced, and 299 cases of whole water chestnuts were distributed throughout Washington
state, Montana, Oregon.
Product codes (embossed in can)
Sliced: L71/96 12 03/8241, L71/96 12 09/8241, L71/96 12 10/8241,
L71/96 12 12/8241, L71/96 12 13/8241, L71/96 12 14/8241, L71/96 12 16/8241, L71/96 12
Whole: L71/96 12 15/8241, L71/96 12 19/8241. L71/96 12 30/8241,
L71/97 01 03/8241.
This ongoing Class III recall was initiated
by Mulsen by telephone, and by fax dated October 18, 1999. The recall resulted
from sample analysis and follow-up by the Oregon State Department of Agriculture
This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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