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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
March 24, 1999

PRODUCT
Kedem brand Grape Juices in 650 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter glass
bottles in the following flavors:
a) Kedem brand Naturel Blanc Grape Juice (French label),
with a white and orange label, labeled in part, "*** KEDEM ***
Naturel Blanc *** GRAPE JUICE *** JUS DE RAISIN *** PRODUCED BY
*** KEDEM FOOD PRODUCTS ***" in 650 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter
glass bottles;
b) Kedem brand Gold Grape Juice (French label), with a brown
label containing black lettering, labeled in part, "*** KEDEM ***
Naturel *** BLANC *** GRAPE JUICE *** JUS DE RAISIN *** PRODUCED
BY *** KEDEM FOOD PRODUCTS ***" in 650 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter
glass bottles;
c) Kedem brand Peach Grape Juice (French label), with a white and
cream colored label, labeled in part, "*** KEDEM *** Peach ***
GRAPE JUICE *** Jus de Peche *** PRODUCED BY KEDEM *** FOOD
PRODUCTS ***"in 650 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter glass bottles;
d) Kedem brand Naturel Blush Rougir Grape Juice (French
label), with white and peach colored label, labeled in part, "***
KEDEM *** Naturel *** Blush *** ROUGIR *** GRAPE JUICE *** JUS DE
RAISIN *** PRODUCED BY *** KEDEM FOOD PRODUCTS ***"in 650 ml, 1
liter, and 1.5 liter glass bottles;
e) Concord Grape Juice
     i) Kedem brand in 650 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter glass     
bottles with white and purple labels,(French label) labeled    
in part, "*** KEDEM *** Naturel Concord Rouge *** GRAPE JUICE ***
JUS DE RAISIN *** PRODUCED BY *** KEDEM FOOD PRODUCTS  ***"
     ii) Kedem brand in 650 ml, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter glass     
bottles with white and purple labels, (Spanish label) labeled in
part " *** KEDEM *** Hecho con ***  Uvas Concord  *** JUGO DE UVA
*** PRODUCTO EXPORTADO POR: *** Royal Wine  Co. ***"
     iii) Season brand in 650 ml glass bottles labeled in part,   
"*** SEASON *** BRAND *** Grape Juice *** CONCORD *** Net   Wt.
22 Fl. Oz. (1 Pt. 6  Oz.) 650 ml *** DISTRIBUTED BY ***    
SEASON PRODUCTS CORP. *** IRVINGTON, N.J. 07111 *** PRODUCT OF
U.S.A. ***."  Recall F-258/262-9.

CODE
All product on the market failing to declare the presence ofsulfites.

MANUFACTURER
Royal Wine Corporation, doing business as Kedem Food ProductsCompany, Marlboro, New York (bulk juice).

RECALLED BY
Royal Wine Corporation, doing business as Kedem Food ProductsCompany, Brooklyn, New York (bottler), by letter dated January28, 1999. Firm-initiated field correction (relabeling)ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
New Jersey, Canada, Mexico.

QUANTITY
Firm estimated that 20,000 cases (8 or 12 bottles per case) ofthe Kedem grape juices with the French labels; approximately 900cases (8 or 12 bottles per case) of the Kedem Concord GrapeJuice; approximately 210 cases (12 bottles per case) of theSeason brand juice were distributed.

REASON
Products contain undeclared sulfites.

 

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.