November 9, 1999Great Union Wholesale,
Inc. Prawn Crackers Recalled
Houston, TX (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
today reported that Great Union Wholesale, Inc. is recalling it's "Prawn Crackers
(Color) Banh Phong Tom Mau" because the product contains the unapproved color
additives Ponceau 4R and azorubine. In addition it contains the uncertified colors sunset
yellow FCF (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6), brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as
FD&C Blue No. 1), and tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5).
Over 500, 8 ounce boxes (packed 60
per case) and 16 ounce boxes (packed 50 per case) were distributed in Texas and Florida.
No codes are available for identification. This recall affects all lots distributed
This ongoing Class II recall was initiated by
the company on September 23, 1999 by letter. This is the first notice the FDA has
issued to the general public of the recall.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA
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