Undeclared Milk Prompts Star Light Coconut Candy Recall

Posted on April 17, 2012

A product that was made in Vietnam, Star Light Coconut Candy Keo Dua, was found to contain undeclared milk upon investigation by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors.  This was followed by a study by officials with Food Laboratories that confirmed the milk’s presence. Because this undeclared milk could lead to life-threatening allergic reactions in those who are sensitive to milk products, the candy has been recalled.  There have been no reported reactions at this time.

The coconut candy was produced by a company called the Fung Shing International Corporation, which operates out of Maspeth, New York.  The recall is limited to the states of Ohio and New York, as those were the only places where the candy was available for purchase.  The candy was packaged in a seven ounce plastic dish and has a UPC code of 8936015503088.

All owners are being asked to return the products from where they were originally purchased.  It’s unclear from the recall announcement if a refund will be given to affected consumers or if some sort of exchange will be made.

Here we are again, with another label that has incorrect information.  I know firsthand as a personal injury attorney in San Bernardino how potentially dangerous a mislabeled item could be for the consumer.  Being a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I sincerely hope that the company can fix the issue and that there’s no risk of a labeling error or any other kind of hazard in the future.

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