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April 4, 2001

FDA First Notice: Asian Boy Tapioca Sticks Recalled

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that BCN Trading, Inc. has recalled certain Asian Boy Tapioca Sticks because the product contains the uncertified color additive tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5), and it contains an unapproved red color.

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

Asian Boy (EBQ) Tapioca Stick (Bot Khoai) in 3.85 (100 g) plastic bags.

Recall #F-308-1.


M&N Co., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

BCN Trading, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, by letter dated 3/9/00. *Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets.

**Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall' indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves,  it does not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.

NY, PA, MA, CT, NJ, and Washington DC.

133 cases(50 - 100 g bags per case).

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

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