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December 5, 2000

Sweet Shells Candy Recalled

Salem, MA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Harbor Sweets, Inc. is recalling certain Sweet Shells Candy.  The product contains undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 6.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by FDA.

Sweet Shells Candy (dark chocolate with orange crunch) and boxes of assorted chocolates consisting in part of Sweet Shells Candy:

a) Sweet Shells Candy in the following size boxes:
The Grand Gift Box, 60 pieces, 1 1/4 lbs. (#4700B)
Big Box, 30 pieces, 10 oz. (#4700A)
Gift Box, 18 pieces, 6 oz. (#4700R)
Hostess Box, 8 pieces, 2 1/2 oz.(#4700F)
Home Pack, 92 pieces, 1 7/8 lbs. (#4700D)

b) Assorted Chocolates in the following size boxes:
The 100 Piece Gold Box Assortment, 2 lbs. (#4847)
The 72 Piece Assortment, 72 chocolates, 1 1/2 lbs.(#4850)
The 48 Piece Assortment, 48 chocolates, 1 lb. (#4841)
The Big Gift Assortment, 36 chocolates, 3/4 lb.(#4840)
The Gift Assortment, 24 chocolates, 8 1/4 oz. (#4860)
Hostess Assortment, 12 chocolates, 4 oz. (#4870)

Recall #F-068/069-1.

All products on the market at time of recall initiation.

Harbor Sweets, Inc., Salem, Massachusetts.

Manufacturer, by letter on November 8, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


2,050 boxes 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 SafetyAlerts subscribers December 5, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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