Recall Notification Report
WASHINGTON, February 27, 2012 - London Meat Company, a New York, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 200 pounds of country breakfast sausage because it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall include:
- 5-lb boxes of "Milano's Country Breakfast Sausage," containing 80 sausage links per box.
Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 8777" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were made-to-order for restaurants and caterers in the New York City area through Feb. 21, 2012.
The problem was discovered during a routine inspection by FSIS personnel. FSIS has determined that the MSG was introduced into the product when the company changed seasoning blends but did not update its product label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. It should be noted that MSG can cause a brief reaction in people with sensitivity to MSG. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks (including at restaurants) to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure 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 co-owner Michael Milano at (212) 255-2135.
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. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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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