March 19, 2003
J & D Fine Foods Has Recalled "Fancy
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that J & D Fine Foods has recalled "Fancy Candy
Platter" sold in 28 oz. plastic trays, because they may contain undeclared
peanuts (chocolate covered). People who have an allergy to peanuts run the
risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this
This product was sold exclusively at Stop & Shop supermarkets in
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York. The platter is a six
compartment plastic tray that contains a combination of items that may
include chocolate covered peanuts and raisins, chocolate covered and/or
yogurt covered pretzels, non-pareils, juju fish, and super sour worms. A
sticker label on the lid reads J&D Fine Foods Fancy Candy Platter. The UPC
code is 7-32426-14003-8. There are no lot codes on the container.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after a store associate discovered a platter
containing chocolate covered peanuts that were not declared on the label.
Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary
breakdown in the company's packaging processes. Consumers who have purchased
this product are urged to return it to their local Stop & Shop for a full
refund. Consumers with questions may contact J & D Fine Foods at