March 13, 2002Advance Food Int'l Has Recalled "Chin
Chin Snack Mix"
Maspeth, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Advance Food Int'l, Inc. has recalled
packages of "Chin Chin Snack Mix" because they contain undeclared cashews
and almonds. People who have allergies to cashews and almonds run the risk
of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
The recalled "Chin Chin Snack Mix" was distributed to retail food stores in
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Virginia. The
product comes in a 14oz clear plastic package stating "Imperial Savoury
Snacks" with blue, yellow and red logo colors. There is no apparent code on
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated as a result of routine field sampling by Food
Inspectors from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets which
discovered that the cashews/almonds-containing product was distributed in
packaging that did not reveal the presence of these ingredients.
Consumers who have purchased 14oz packages of "Chin Chin Snack Mix" are
urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact the company at 718-482-0123.