October 30, 2002
Recall Update: Santi and Sons Mini Gel
Candies Recall Complete
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) released the following information.
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.
All products on the market at the time the recall was initiated.
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.
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.
PA and DE.