Food Recall: You-Ka Fresh Ramune And You-Ka Punch Ramune

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The US Food and Drug administration issued the following food recall notice today:

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2016



JFC International
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Los Angeles, CA - JFC International Inc. is voluntarily recalling the following confectionery products because they may contain undeclared wheat. People who have allergies to wheat run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products.

The products were distributed to retail stores and other foodservice operators in the states of CA, CT, MA, NJ, and NY.

JFC International Inc. is recalling the following products:

Product Size Jan Code/Bar code Code (YYYY.MM.DD)
You-ka Fresh Ramune 3.87 ounces 4 902486 308594 Best By 2017.11.15 or before
You-ka Punch Ramune 3.87 ounces 4 902486 111064 Best By 2017.11.15 or before

The You-ka Fresh Ramune comes in a pink package, and the You-ka Punch Ramune comes in a blue package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the sugar ingredients used in the products may have been contaminated by wheat.

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. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST or via e-mail at [email protected] welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on