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October 30, 2002

Recall Update: Santi and Sons Mini Gel Candies Recall Complete

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
Mini Gel Candies. The candies were sold under the brand names New Choice Mini Fruit Gels, Yummy Choice Fruit Gel Snacks, and Sheng Hsiang Jen (chinese label) Conjac Coconut jell. The products were sold in the following flavors:
a) Apples. Recall # F-023-3;
b) Grape. Recall # F-024-3;
c) Taro. Recall # F-025-3;
d) Lychee. Recall # F-026-3;
e) Peach. Recall # F-027-3;
f) Pineapple. Recall # F-028-3;
g) Mango. Recall # F-029-3;
h) Orange. Recall # F-030-3;
i) Lemon. Recall # F-031-3;
j) Strawberry. Recall # F-032-3;
k) Assorted. Recall # F-033-3.
The candies were sold in bags containing 18 units per bag and shipped 30 bags per case. The candies were also sold in plastic jars containing 88 units per jar and shipped 6 jars per case.

CODE
All products on the market at the time the recall was initiated.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Santi and Sons, Reading, PA., by press release on July 23, 2002 followed by visit.
Manufacturer: Sheng Hsiang Jen Foods Co. Ltd, Taiwan, Republic of China. FDA initiated recall is complete.

REASON
This type of candy is in violation of section 402 (a)(3) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in that it is unfit for food due to the characteristics that result in a serious choking hazard.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1642296 individual units.

DISTRIBUTION
PA and DE.

 
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