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February 8, 2001

Dessert Mixes Recalled For Mislabeling

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

Passaic, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Peruvian Import Co., Inc. is recalling - or has recalled - three individual dessert mixes because the products were mislabeled as listed below.

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

a) F-194-1 Negrita Mazamorra Naranja (Orange Flavored Dessert Mix)
b) F-195-1 Negrita Mazamorra Nueva Mandarina (Mandarin Flavored Dessert Mix)
c) F-196-1 Negrita Mazamorra Durazno (Peach Flavored Dessert Mix)


ASA Alimentos S.A. Jr., Lima 5, Peru.

Peruvian Import Co., Inc., Passaic, NJ, Importer/Distributor, by letter via driver on September 3, 1999. *Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and fllow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

*Completed recall: While the FDA has completed processing of this particular recall, it does not mean this particular product has been fully accounted for.

New York and New Jersey.

a)708 units Orange Flavored

b)Mandarin,543 units
c)Peach, 924 units.

The productsí labels list "certified colors" as an ingredient but do not list the specific colors. The orange flavor dessert mix contained FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Yellow No. 6; the mandarin flavor dessert mix contained FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Yellow No. 6; and the peach flavor dessert mix contained FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 1 and FD&C Red No. 40.

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 February 8, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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