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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
June 9, 1999

Multiple Brands of Powdered Weight Control Drink Mixes Recalled

Albion, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Ontario Foods, Inc. is recalling Powdered Weight Control Drink Mixes because the products may contain pieces of aluminum metal.

PRODUCTS & CODE
Powdered Weight Control Drink Mixes:

VANILLA MEAL REPLACEMENT

F-424-9
a) Meijer EXTRA Thin Quick Vanilla Creme, Artificially Flavored Instant Meal Replacement for Weight Loss, Net Wt. 15 oz.(6 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: Meijer, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI. Lot #10599VA (case code: 10599A)
b) ULTRA Diet Quick Vanilla Creme, Artificially Flavored Instant Meal Replacement for Weight Control, Net Wt. 15 oz. (6 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: TKI Foods, Inc., Springfield, IL. Lot #9074VA/E0900 (case code: 9074A)- For EXPORT and Lot #10599VA (case code: 10599A)

F-426-9
a) Food Club Ultra Diet Plan, Vanilla Creme, Artificially Flavored Instant Meal Replacement for Weight Loss, 15 oz.(6 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: TOPCO Assoc. Inc., Skokie, IL. Lot #07199VA (case code: 07199A)

F-425-9 (shake)
a) American Fare Low Fat Extra Thin & Trim Healthy Shake, Vanilla Creme artificially flavored Instant Meal Replacement Shake for Weight Loss, Net Wt. 30 oz. (4 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: KMART Corporation, Troy, MI. Lot #V EXP 09/00A (case code: 9076A) and Lot #V EXP 09/00A (case code: 9081A)

CHOCOLATE MEAL REPLACEMENT
F-427-9

a) American Fare Low Fat Extra Thin & Trim Healthy Shake, Chocolate Supreme artificially flavored Instant Meal Replacement for Weight Loss, Net Wt 30 oz.(4 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: KMART Corporation, Troy, MI. Lot #C EXP 09/00A (case code: 9076A) and Lot #C EXP 09/00A (case code: 9081A)

DUTCH CHOCOLATE MEAL REPLACEMENT
F-428-9

a) Food Club Ultra Diet Plan, Dutch Chocolate, artificially flavored Instant Meal Replacement for Weight Loss, Net Wt 15 oz. (6 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: TOPCO Assoc., Inc., Skokie, IL. Lot #07199CA (case code: 07199A)
b) Ultra Diet Quick, Dutch Chocolate, Artificially FlavoredInstant Meal Replacement for Weight Control, NET WT 15 oz. (6 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: TKI Foods, Inc., Springfield, IL. Lot #9071CA/E0900 (case code: 9071A) - exported

STRAWBERRY MEAL REPLACEMENT
F-429-9

a) Ultra Diet Quick, Strawberry Delight, Artificially Flavored Instant Meal Replacement for Weight Control, NET WT 15 oz. (6 units/case). Responsible firm on the label: TKI Foods, Inc., Springfield, IL. Lot #9074SA/E0900 (case code: 9074A) - exported

MANUFACTURER
Ontario Foods, Inc., Albion, New York.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by telephone, and by letters dated May 4,5, & 7, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Hungary

QUANTITY
Approximately 12,500 cases of the various products were distributed.

 

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.