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SafetyAlerts
September 23, 2002

Santi & Sons Has Recalled Mini Gel Candies

(SafetyAlerts) - The The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Santi & Sons Wholesale Distributors Has Recalled New Choice Brand Mini Gel Candies.

Recent tests show that the above named product contains the ingredient "Konjac". This product poses a serious choking risk, particiularly to infants, children, and the elderly.

The candies are sold under the brand names New Choice Mini Fruit Gels, Yummy Choice Fruit Gel Snack and Sheng Hsiang Jen (chinese label) Conjac Coconut jell in the following flavors: apple, grape, taro, lychee, peach, pineapple, mango, orange, lemon, strawberry, and as "assorted" flavors.

Each gel cup is about the size of a single-serve coffee creamer. The gel cups are sold in 250 gram (8.75 oz) and 300 gram (10.5 oz) plastic bags or in 1100 gram (38.5 oz) and 1500 gram (52.5 oz) plastic jars. Some of these products have a warning suggesting that they are a choking hazard, and some labels state that they should not be consumed by children of various ages, ranging from 3 to 6 years of age.

Please examine the stock immediately to determine if you have any of the product on hand. If so discontinue distributing the lot and promptly return product for a full refund.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact our office Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (610) 736-0501.

 
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