Recall Notification Report
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012 - CB Foods, Inc., an El Monte, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,757 pounds of pork dumpling products 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 (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall include:
- 12.5-lb cases or trays of "Pork Shaomai Dumpling" with a case code of 002
Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 39932" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced from June 2011, to June 5, 2012, and were shipped to hotels and restaurants in California and Nevada.
The problem was identified during a Food Safety Assessment by FSIS personnel. An ingredient, chicken powder, which is incorporated into the pork dumpling product, contains monosodium glutamate, but only the powder — not the MSG contained within — is listed as an ingredient on the pork dumpling product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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.
Consumers and news reporters with questions about the recall should contact the company's manager, Nicole Li, at (626) 579-1238.
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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