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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

PRODUCT
Dried Fruit Products:

a) Golden Lion brand Dried Plum in flexible plastic bag, Net Wt. 3.5 oz. (100g), packed 50 bags per carton;

b) Preserved Prune (Dried Plum) in hard plastic container, Net Wt. 2.275 oz. (65g), packed 48 boxes per carton;

c) Golden Lion brand Preserved Prune in flexible plastic (cellophane) bags, Net Wt. 2.5 oz. (70g), packed 50 bags per carton;

d) Preserved Tangerine in hard plastic container, Net Wt. 4.37 oz. (125g), packed 48 boxes per carton;

e) Golden Lion brand Dried Carambola in flexible plastic (cellophane) bag, Net Wt. 3.5 oz. (100g), packed 50 bags per carton;

f) Pine Mark brand Dried Plum in plastic box, Net Wt. 5.5 oz, packed 50 boxes per carton;

g) Golden Lion brand Preserved Figs in flexible plastic (cellophane) bag, Net Wt. 3 oz. (85g), packed 50 bags per carton;

h) Golden Lion brand Preserved Ginger in flexible plastic (cellophane) bag, Net Wt. 3.5 oz. (100g), packed 50 bags per carton. Recall #F-518/525-8.

CODE
None.

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

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

QUANTITY
Undetermined.

REASON
The products contain undeclared or unapproved food additives and color additives as listed below: a) unapproved color additive, sodium saccharin (in addition, the ingredient statement for this products lists tangerines as an ingredient instead of plums) b) unapproved color additive, FD&C Yellow No. 5, sodium saccharin c) unapproved color additive, FD&C Yellow No. 6, sodium saccharin d) FD&C Yellow No. 6, sodium saccharin, sulfites e) unapproved color additive, FD&C Yellow No. 6, sodium saccharin, sodium benzoate; f, g, h) sodium saccharin.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.