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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
July 1, 1998

PRODUCT
Dried fruit products: a) Preserved Prune (Dried) in hard plastic container, Net Wt. 3.85 oz. (110g), packed 48 boxes per carton; b) Pine Mark brand Dried Fructus Mums (Dried Plums) in plastic box, Net Wt. 10 oz, packed 50 boxes per carton; c) Golden Lion brand Dried Plum (Dried Fructus Mums) in flexible plastic (cellophane) bags, Net Wt. 5 oz.(141.8g), packed 100 bags per carton; d) Pine Mark brand Dried Plum in plastic box, Net Wt. 9 oz., packed 50 boxes per carton. Recall #F-514/517-8.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Taishan Foodstuff Imports & Export Company, Taishan City, Guandong, China (packer).

RECALLED BY
Blooming Import, Inc., Brooklyn, New York (importer), by letter on March 4 and 11, 1998. Ongoing recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New York.

QUANTITY
Undetermined.

REASON
The products contain undeclared or unapproved food additives and color additives as listed below:

a) unapproved color additive, FD&C Yellow No. 5, sodium saccharin, and sulfites b) unapproved color additive, sodium saccharin, and sulfites c) unapproved color additive, sodium saccharin, and sulfites d) FD&C Yellow No. 6, sodium saccharin, and sulfites.

 

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