April 4, 2001FDA First Notice: Asian Boy
Tapioca Sticks Recalled
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.
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.