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
recall issued by the FDA.
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.
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.
Tung Kuan Vastland Food Products Co., Ltd. Hong Kong, China
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
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Completed. Recall resulted from inspection and analysis by New York State
Dept. of Agriculture & Markets.
NY (9), MA (4), FL (1).
Questions concerning this recall may be directed
to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.