[aroid-l] U.S. gov't vs. konjac, again
- Subject: [aroid-l] U.S. gov't vs. konjac, again
- From: Alektra@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 21:57:40 EST
These are the 3 most important sentences from this article. I guess that in
this age of homeland security, security starts at home-- with reporting
konjac to the government! But the idea of half a million dollars of konjac
boggles the mind.
Dangerous candy to be destroyed, US FDA says
WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) -
The FDA said it had entered into a consent decree with New Choice Food Inc.
that will lead to the agency-supervised destruction of 13,000 cases of
mini-cup jelly candies, valued at about $500,000, that contain a thickening
agent called konjac.
"FDA has repeatedly warned consumers not to eat these candies. This warning
applies especially to children," FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford said
in a statement.
The FDA urged consumers who see mini-cup jelly candies on store shelves to
contact the agency and provide details about the products and where they are
offered for sale.
11/06/02 20:06 ET