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Georgia Department of Agriculture

California company recalls imported drink products due to unlisted milk

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the following food recall. Georgia Department of Agriculture sanitarians will be checking grocery stores and food warehouses as part of their routine inspections to make sure the recalled products are removed from sale. Here is the recall announcement from the FDA:

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert Due To Undeclared Milk Protein

JFC International, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is recalling all UCC and Taitan Instant Drink Mix because they contain undeclared milk protein. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after JFC International Inc. discovered that the milk protein, Casein Sodium and/or Caseinate were sub-ingredients of an ingredient of the products labeled as "Non-Dairy Creamer". The affected products listed below were distributed in packaging that did not identify the presence of the milk protein.

Product Name, Size, UPC Code:

  • TAITAN MIXED CEREAL 32GX20 Pouches 47 10311 92500 3
  • TAITAN OATMEAL WITH SEAFOOD 30GX12 Pouches 47 10311 98926 5
  • UCC 3-IN-1 ORIGINAL BLEND MIX 15GX30 Pouches 47 10090 05059 0
  • UCC SUMIYAKI 3-IN-1 COFFEE MIX 17GX10 Pouches 47 10090 05021 7
  • UCC MANDHELING 3-IN-1 COFFEE MIX 17GX10 Pouches 47 10090 05027 9
  • UCC SPECIAL BLEND 3-IN-1 COFFEE MIX 17GX10 Pouches 47 10090 05026 2

The involved products listed above from UCC and Taitan have been distributed since March 2000 through retail stores nationwide. They are products of Taiwan. All affected products were removed from store shelves and all future products will be bearing correct labeling.

No illnesses or adverse events relating to these products have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased any mentioned UCC or Taitan products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PST.

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