News Release

Pelmen Foods Recalls Beef, Chicken and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 133-2015
Health Risk: High Oct 30, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2015 - Pelmen Foods, an Ontario, Canada, establishment, is recalling approximately 332 pounds of beef, chicken and pork dumpling products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The dumpling products were imported on Oct. 8, 2015. The following products, sold between Oct. 8, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2015, are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 12.4 lb. cases containing 12 bags of “Pelmen Foods PELMENI Siberian Recipe (Pork & Beef)” with “EXP Oct 02’ 16” and Lot 5275 on the bags
  • 12.4 lb. cases containing 12 bags of “Pelmen Foods PELMENI Chicken” with “EXP Oct 02’ 16” and Lot 5275 on the bags

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “721” inside Canada’s mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Svetlana Minos, Quality Assurance and HACCP Coordinator, at (416) 661-9600 Ext 205.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 10 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:

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 07, 2016