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August 21, 2002

Recall Update: Budget Promotions Assorted Mini-Fruit Bites Recall is Complete

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

PRODUCT
Assorted Mini-Fruit Bites. Recall # F-738-2.

Sold under two brands:
a) Labeled in part: "MOTHER'S PRIDE BELIEVE IN THE BEST Assorted MINI-FRUIT BITES***NET WEIGHT/1500G***CAREFULLY AND EXCLUSIVELY MADE FOR BUDGET PROMOTIONS CO LTD HOUSTON TEXAS U.S.A. AND TORONTO CANADA Made in Taiwan***CAUTION***THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS FRUIT CHUNKS, MUST BE CHEWED THOROUGHLY BEFORE SWALLOWING. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD." This product is packaged in a rigid, clear plastic bottle.
b) Labeled in part: "NATA Assorted MINI-FRUIT BITES". This product is packaged in a plastic bag whose major background color is purple.
Mango Mini-Fruit Bites. Recall # F-739-2.

Sold under two brands:
a) Labeled in part: "MOTHER'S PRIDE BELIEVE IN THE BEST
Mango MINI-FRUIT BITES***NET WEIGHT/1500G***CAREFULLY AND EXCLUSIVELY MADE FOR BUDGET PROMOTIONS CO LTD HOUSTON TEXAS U.S.A. AND TORONTO CANADA Made in Taiwan***CAUTION***THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS FRUIT CHUNKS, MUST BE CHEWED THOROUGHLY BEFORE SWALLOWING. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD." This product is packaged in a rigid, clear plastic bottle.
b) Labeled in part: "NATA Mango MINI-FRUIT BITES***Net
Weight***300g". This product is packaged in a plastic bag with whose major background color is green.

Lychee Mini-Fruit Bites. Recall # F-740-2. Sold under two brands:
a) Labeled in part: "MOTHER'S PRIDE BELIEVE IN THE BEST
Lychee MINI-FRUIT BITES***NET WEIGHT/1500G***CAREFULLY AND EXCLUSIVELY MADE FOR BUDGET PROMOTIONS CO LTD HOUSTON TEXAS U.S.A. AND TORONTO CANADA Made in Taiwan***CAUTION***THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS FRUIT CHUNKS, MUST BE CHEWED THOROUGHLY BEFORE SWALLOWING. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD." This product is packaged in a rigid, clear plastic bottle.
b) Labeled in part: "NATA Lychee MINI-FRUIT BITES". This product is packaged in a plastic bag with whose major background color is peach.

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

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Budget Promotions, Inc., Houston, TX, by telephone and letters beginning December 5, 2001.
Manufacturer: Tsang Lin Industries Corporation, Shie-Ho Li, Taichung City, Taiwan. 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
1,200 cartons.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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