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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.

PRODUCT
a) Valentini Italian Ice Pineapple, in 6 fluid ounce plastic container;
b) Pineapple Sherbet, in 3-gallon container labeled with product name and plant number.

Recall #F-450/451-9.

CODE
Not coded - All product with undeclared FDC Yellow #5.

MANUFACTURER
Valentini Italian Specialties Company, Miami, Florida.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by visit beginning April 29, 1999, and by letter on April 29, 1999. Firm-initiated field correction (relabeling) ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Florida.

QUANTITY
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.

 

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.