Recall Notification Report
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2012 - Alexis Wholesale, Inc., a Gardena, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,210 pounds of chorizo sausage because it is misbranded in that 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 following product is subject to recall:
- 10-lb. boxes of "Salvadorian Brand Chorizo".
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 44823" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced July 2-27, 2012, and was sold to a distributor in Los Angeles.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine label review. MSG is a sub-ingredient in the chorizo spice blend and was not listed on the final product label. 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 (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 media with questions about the recall should contact the company's owner, Yesenia Lopez, at (310) 538-5020.
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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