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Mr Brown 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 Powdered Packets in Bag Coffee MIxes

SUGGESTEDACTION:        This office recommends notification of affected retail food establishments via on-site visits, phone, fax, or e-mail targeting markets, restaurants, or specialty stores where Mr. Brown brand instant coffee and milk tea products are known to be, or are likely to be sold.  Specific distribution information is not available at this time.  Please e-mail the name, address, and phone number of facilities where the product is found to Angela Blackwell by Wednesday, October 8, 2008.  Retailers and foodservice operations are requested to remove the product from sales and service.


Mr. Brown 3-In-1 & and 2-In-1 Powdered Packets in Bag Coffee Mixes Due To Health Risk

Linda Chen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 1, 2008 – Sunny Maid Corp. of Monterey Park, California is voluntarily recalling Mr. Brown 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 POWDERED PACKETS IN BAG COFFEE MIXES, because they are potentially contaminated with melamine.

The Mr. Brown 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 POWDERED PACKETS IN BAG COFFEE MIXES are sold in PLASTIC BAGS, each containing 30 individual packets.  Although seven flavors are available in Asia, ONLY THREE FLAVORS ARE IMPORTED INTO THE U.S.  The three flavors being recalled are:

  1. Mr. Brown 3-in-1 POWDERED PACKETS IN BAG COFFEE MIX – Mandheling;
  2. Mr. Brown 3-in-1 POWDERED PACKETS IN BAG COFFEE MIX – Arabica;
  3. Mr. Brown 2-in-1 POWDERED PACKETS IN BAG COFFEE MIX – Mandheling.


The recall was initiated after the manufacturer notified Sunny Maid that these 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 Coffee Mix products may contain melamine.  Although only certain lots are potentially contaminated, Sunny Maid is recalling all lots.  No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Product was distributed to the states of CA, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OH, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI to wholesale distributors and retail stores.

Consumers who purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund.  Consumers with questions may email the company at