JFC International Inc. is recalling two varieties of bagged candy flavored after the popular Japanese soda pop Ramune because of an undeclared allergen, specifically wheat.
The Los Angeles-based company distributed the candy to retailers and foodservice operators in five states — California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, according to a recall notice posted on the food and Drug Administration’s website.
People who have allergies to wheat run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products.
“The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the sugar ingredients used in the products may have been contaminated by wheat,” according to the recall notice. “JFC has immediately responded to this issue and have already taken action to stop sales and distribution of the affected product.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.”
The two varieties of candy under recall are You-ka Fresh Ramune, which is in pink packages, and You-ka Punch Ramune, which is in blue packages.
The recalled candy can further be identified by the following information printed on individual bags:
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-633-1004 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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