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Jonlly Fruits Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Several Products

Jonlly Fruits Inc., Bayamón, PR, is alerting consumers about their brands Jonlly Fruit and Natural Tropic: China (Orange), Acerola (Wild Cherry), Uva (Grape), Parcha (Passion Fruit), Fruta (Fruit Punch), Limón (Lemon), Toronja (Grapefruit), Guava-Piña (Guava-Pineapple), Guanábana (Soursop), China Light (Orange Light), Mandarin (Mandarina), and China-Zanahoria (Orange-Carrot) because it may contain undeclared sodium caseinate (a milk derivative). People who are allergic or are severely sensitive to milk run the risk of a serious or a life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Jonlly Fruits and Natural Tropic brand beverages were distributed through supermarkets, bakeries and retails stores throughout the island. The products are coded with expiration dates from March 1, 2012 to July 2, 2012 and were packed in plastic containers (1 gal) and bottles (64 oz). The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an FDA inspection that products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk derivative ingredient. The formulation was adjusted to eliminate the use of the ingredient and provisional labels declaring the allergens were prepared to re-label products already available for distribution.

Source: FDA

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