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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
June 30, 1999

Lucky Lotus brand Hot Luu Tapioca Snack Recalled

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Kien Import Corporation is recalling Lucky Lotus brand Hot Luu Tapioca Snack packaged in 7 ounce flexible plastic packages, because the product contained Ponceau 4R (an unapproved color additive).  It also contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Blue No. 1.

Recall #F-473-9.

CODE
None.

MANUFACTURER
Nam Hai Company, Ltd., Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

RECALLED BY
Kien Import Corporation, Brooklyn, New York, by letter on December 23, 1998. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina.

QUANTITY
31 cases (50 packages per case) were imported.

 

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.