Allergy Alert for UCC And Taitan Instant Drink Mix Products due to Undeclared Milk Protein


JFC International, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is recalling all UCC and Taitan Instant Drink Mix because they contain undeclared milk protein. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after JFC International Inc. discovered that the milk protein, Casein Sodium and/or Caseinate were sub-ingredients of an ingredient of the products labeled as “Non-Dairy Creamer”. The affected products listed below were distributed in packaging that did not identify the presence of the milk protein.

Product NameSizeUPC Code
TAITAN MIXED CEREAL32GX20 Pouches47 10311 92500 3
TAITAN OATMEAL WITH SEAFOOD30GX12 Pouches47 10311 98926 5
UCC 3-IN-1 ORIGINAL BLEND MIX15GX30 Pouches47 10090 05059 0
UCC SUMIYAKI 3-IN-1 COFFEE MIX17GX10 Pouches47 10090 05021 7
UCC MANDHELING 3-IN-1 COFFEE MIX17GX10 Pouches47 10090 05027 9
UCC SPECIAL BLEND 3-IN-1 COFFEE MIX17GX10 Pouches47 10090 05026 2

 The involved products listed above from UCC and Taitan have been distributed since March 2000 through retail stores nationwide. They are products of Taiwan. All affected products were removed from store shelves and all future products will be bearing correct labeling.

No illnesses or adverse events relating to these products have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased any mentioned UCC or Taitan products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PST.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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