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October 5, 2001

Minute Maid Recalls Three Types of Juice

Paw Paw, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Minute Maid is recalling Minute Maid 100% Pure Apple Juice From Concentrate with Added Calcium and Vitamin C, Minute Maid 100% Juice Mixed Berry and Hi-C Orange Lavaburst.

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

RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
F-579-1 Minute Maid 100% Pure Apple Juice From Concentrate with Added Calcium and Vitamin C, 6.75 fl. oz. (200 ml) box F-580-1 Minute Maid 100% Juice Mixed Berry, 6.75 fl. oz. (200 ml) box F-581-1 Hi-C Orange Lavaburst, 6.75 fl. oz. (200 ml) box The products were packaged 10 boxes per pack, 4 packs to a case.

Codes:
Apple: MAR2102TF XX:XX
Berry: NOV2101TF XX:XX
Hi-C: JAN2002TF XX:XX
The codes appear on the top of the jucie box in a a block marked "BEST IF USED BY". The codes represent the Expiration Date (MAr2102), plant and line code (TF) and military time (XX:XX).

REASON:
The products may be spoiled.

MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
Minute Maid Paw Paw, MI

RECALLED BY:
The Minute Maid Company, A Division of Coca Cola Houston, TX, on 6/22/01 sent a recall letter began by an internal and external letter to all consignees of the Apple Juice (the only product implicated at that time) informing them of the retrieval action due to the product not meeting "high quality standards". On June 26, via letters, the retrieval was expanded to include the Berry and Hi-C product due to the firm investigation findings.

FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Complete

DISTRIBUTION:
AL, AR, CO, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, ND, NE, OH, PA, SD, VA, WI, TN.

QUANTITY:
Apple: 12,710 cases; Mixed Berry: 6,751 cases; Hi-C: 9,050 cases
.

 
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