FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
June 22, 1999
Valentini Italian Specialties Company Recalls
Valentini Italian Ice Pineapple and Pineapple Sherbet
Miami, FL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that Valentini Italian Specialties Company is
recalling Valentini Italian Ice Pineapple and Pineapple Sherbet, because the products
contain undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5.
a) Valentini Italian Ice Pineapple, in 6 fluid ounce
b) Pineapple Sherbet, in 3-gallon container labeled with product name and plant
Not coded - All product with undeclared FDC Yellow #5.
Valentini Italian Specialties Company, Miami, Florida.
Manufacturer, by visit beginning April 29, 1999, and by letter on April 29, 1999.
Firm-initiated field correction (relabeling) ongoing.
Approximately 3,922 cases of the 6 oz. Pineapple Italian Ice product has been
shipped out in the 12 months. Approx. 7 3-gallon tubs of Pineapple Sherbet are estimated
to have been in commerce at the initiation of the recall.