News Release

California Firm Recalls Pork Mini Buns Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 038-2014
Health Risk: High Jun 21, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2014– Wei-Chuan USA, Inc., a Bell Gardens, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 332 pounds of Pork Mini Buns Crab Meat Added due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were formulated with fish, shellfish and egg, known allergens. However, the product was released with a label for Pork Mini Buns which does not declare fish, shellfish or egg. 

The products subject to recall bear the label:[View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 20-oz. bags of “Pork Mini Buns”

The products were produced June 3, 2014 and have the product code “DF03A” printed on the bag.  The products bear the establishment number “Est. 9034” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold to retail establishments in California.     

The problem was discovered by the one of the company’s own distribution centers, which notified the company. After investigation it was determined that the wrong film was put into the labeling machine for some of the products produced that day. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.  

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact T.Y. Sheu at (562) 372-2020 or via e-mail at: tys@weichuanusa.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jun 23, 2014