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|Editor's Note (Jan. 4, 2011): FSIS is re-issuing Recall Release FSIS-RC-001-2011, to clarify the reason for the recall was mislabeling
since monosodium glutamate (MSG) was not declared on the label. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is not classified as an allergen, but can cause a brief reaction in people with a sensitivity to MSG. No other information has changed.
WASHINGTON, Jan 3. 2011 - Crave Foods, a Los Angeles, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 600
pounds of frozen chicken mushroom pies because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on
The products subject to recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The individual package indicates that it contains two pies
that are 4 ounces each, and bears the establishment number
"P-27348" in the USDA mark of inspection.
- 6-lb. cases of "CRAVE PIES CHICKEN MUSHROOM PIE," with
each case containing 12 individual packages
The products were produced between Sept. 2010 and Dec. 2010,
and were shipped to distribution centers for further retail
sales in California and New York.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine
inspection. FSIS has received no reports of adverse
reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone
concerned about a reaction should contact a physician.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to
verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall
and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is
no longer available to consumers.
Consumer and media with questions about the recall should
contact the company's President, Riaz Surti at (213)
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at
AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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