July 16, 2002
Hanmi Has Recalled Zhongqia Brand Cup Jelly
Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Hanmi, Inc. has recalled
all flavors of Cup Jelly 12/1000 grams that have Conjac/Konyaku, under
ZHONGQIA BRAND because these products pose a choking hazard. The product is
distributed to retail establishments in Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota,
Michigan, and Indiana. Each mini Jelly cup is about the size of a single
serve coffee creamer.
These candies contain the ingredient conjac, konyaku, yam flour, or
glucomannan. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug
Administration consider this type of candy to pose a serious choking hazard
particularly to infants, children, and the elderly. There have been six
deaths associated with this type of candy throughout the United States in
Customers are requested to return these items to Hanmi, Inc. If you have any
questions, please contact John Kim at 773-271-0730.