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July 31, 2002

Recall Update: Golden Country Oriental Food Recall is Complete

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

P
RODUCT
Coconut Jelly candies with Konjac/Konnyaku, packaged under the following brands:
a) Don-Empire, Don Empire Enterprises Co., Ltd., 6F-1, No. 41, Sec. 1 Chang-Shan Rd., Changhua City, Taiwan R.O.C.
b) No brand name - only Chinese characters with butterflies on the label, Chian Yeu Food Co., Ltd., No. 934 Yuan Tsau Rd., Yuan Lin Chang-Hua, Taiwan, R.O.C.
c) My Love and COco (where one "c" is inside a larger "C" and one "o" is inside a larger "O' at the tail of the
large "C"), Pack for Grand Western Foods Co. Ltd., No.
451, 28 Rd., Taichung Industrial Park, Taichung City,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
 
The product is packaged in individual serving sized plastic cups with foil lids, with the product meant to be squeezed out of the cup directly into the mouth. The 16.5-17 gram individual serving cups are packaged in 300 gram plastic bags/30 bags per case, 510 gram plastic panda bear-shaped jars/12 jars per case, and 1200 gram round plastic jars/6 jars per case.

The following labels and flavors are known to have been imported and distributed by Golden Country
Oriental Foods, Chicago, IL:

a) COco Longan Jelly in 227 g bag, Grand Western Foods, UPC
#712390-251998 and 1150 g plastic jars. Recall # F-684-2;
b) COco Taro Jelly in 227 g bag, Grand Western Foods,
UPC #712390-251875. Recall # F-685-2;
c) COco Peach Jelly in 227 g bag, Grand Western Foods.
Recall # F-686-2;
d) My Love Durians Konnyaku Coconut Jelly in 227 g bag,
Grand Western Foods, UPC #712390-253855,
Recall # F-687-2;
e) Don Empire Taro Flavor Konnyaku Coconut Jelly in 300 g
bags, UPC #718064-000121. Recall # F-688-2;
f) Don Empire Lychee Flavor Konnyaku Coconut Jelly in 300 g
bags, UPC #15685-12225, and 510 g panda bear-shaped
jars, UPC #718064-000190, Recall # F-689-2;
g) Don Empire Mango Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 300 g bags,
1200 g jars, UPC #718064-000077, and 510 g panda bear- shaped jars, UPC #718064-000190, Recall # F-690-2;
h) 2 Don Empire Orange Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 1200 g
jars, UPC #718064-000077, and 510 g panda bear-shaped jars, Recall # F-691-2;
i) Don Empire Pineapple Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 1200 g
jars, UPC #718064-000077, and 510 g panda bear-shaped jars, Recall # F-692-2;
j) Don Empire Assorted Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 510 g
panda bear-shaped jars, UPC #718064-000190, Recall
# F-693-2;
k) Don Empire Peach Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 1200 g jars
and 510 g panda bear-shaped jars, Recall # F-694-2;
l) Don Empire Longan Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 300 g bags,
Recall # F-695-2;
m) Don Empire Apple Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 1200 g jars
and 510 g panda bear-shaped jars, Recall # F-696-2;
n) Don Empire Soursop Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 1200 g
jars, Recall # F-697-2;
o) Don Empire Grape Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 510 g panda
bear-shaped jars, Recall # F-698-2;
p) Don Empire Strawberry Flavor Mini Fruit Jelly in 510 g
panda bear-shaped jars, Recall # F-699-2;
q) No brand name - only Chinese characters with butterflies on the label, Assorted Flavor Fruit Coconut Jelly, Chian Yeu Food, in 1150 g jars, UPC #714230-064317, Recall #
F-700-2.

CODE
All lots of all flavors.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Golden Country Oriental Food, L.L.C., Chicago, IL, by letter dated February 6,2002.
Manufacturer: Grand Western Foods Corp., Taichung City.
Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
This 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
9,158 cases.

DISTRIBUTION
IL, IA, IN, KY, OH, WI, FL, MI, MO, SD and KS
.

 
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