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September 6, 2001

Strong America Limited Recalls Vastland Brand Taro(TM) Wafers.

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Strong America Limited is recalling Vastland brand Taro(TM) Wafers, packed in flexible plastic packages, net wt. 200 grams.

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

RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
F-503-1, Vastland brand Taro(TM) Wafers, packed in flexible plastic packages, net wt. 200 grams, all codes including QB 1433.7.

REASON:
The product contained undeclared peanuts and brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 1) and amaranth (formerly known as FD&C Red No. 2), a color that was delisted and is no longer authorized for use in foods. The product?s label did not list peanuts as an ingredient and only listed ?Food Colour? as an ingredient without specifying the colors in the product.

MANUFACTURER:
Tung Kuan Vastland Food Products Co., Ltd. Hong Kong, China

RECALLED BY:
Strong America Limited Brooklyn, NY (importer). Strong America issued an ?Allergen Alert? on 3/2/00. Importer sent recall letter on 10/2/00 to retail customers.

FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Completed. Recall resulted from inspection and analysis by New York State Dept. of Agriculture & Markets.

DISTRIBUTION:
NY (9), MA (4), FL (1).

QUANTITY:
19 cases.

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

 
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