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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
June 24, 1998

Product
Dried fruit and vegetable products: a) Oriental Mascot brand Hua Mei Ginger packaged in flexible plastic bags, Net Wt. 6 oz., 50 bags per carton. Packed by Summit Import; b) Ka Po Preserved Licorice Prune packaged in flexible plastic bags, Net Wt. 40 g (1.4 oz.), 100 bags per carton. Product of China; c) Tang Hoi Kee brand Dried Cured Prune Special Selected packaged in flexible plastic bags, Net Wt. 205 g (8.7 oz.), 32 bags per carton. Product of Hong Kong. Recall #F-509/510-8.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
a) Summit Import Corporation, New York, New York (importer); b) Wan Tom Food Company, Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong; c) Tan Hoi Moon Kee Company, Ltd., Hong Kong. Summit Import Corporation, New York, New York is the repacker.

RECALLED BY
Import Corporation, New York, New York (importer), by letter on May 13, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
a) New York, Maryland, Florida; b) New York, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, Missouri; c) New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Ohio, District of Columbia.

QUANTITY
a) 10 cartons; b) 23 cartons; c) 17 cartons were distributed.

REASON
Products contain undeclared: a) saccharin; b) unapproved color additive, FD&C Yellow No. 6, saccharin, and sulfites; c) saccharin.

 

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