California Firm Recalls Chicken and Beef Puff Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2010 - Galant Food Co., a San Francisco, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 250 pounds of chicken puff products and beef puff products because they contain an undeclared allergen, egg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Egg is a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The chicken puff products also contain soy and yellow #5, to which some individuals have an allergic response or intolerance. Neither soy nor yellow #5 is declared on the recalled chicken puff products' label.
The products subject to recall include:
- Cardboard trays containing 24 puffs, labeled "GALINA'S PIROSHKI, Chicken Provance Puffs." The bottom center of each label reads "CASE COUNT 24, NET WT. 5 oz., KEEP FROZEN." Each package bears the establishment number "P-9014" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Partial orders may have been placed, in which case the cardboard trays contain fewer than 24 puffs per tray.
- Cardboard trays containing 24 puffs, labeled "GALINA'S PIROSHKI, Beef & Farm Vegetables Puffs." The bottom center of each label reads "CASE COUNT 24, NET WT. 5 oz., KEEP FROZEN." Each package bears the establishment number "Est. 9014" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Partial orders may have been placed, in which case the cardboard trays contain fewer than 24 puffs per tray.
The chicken and beef puffs were produced on various dates between March 2010 and May 11, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments in the San Francisco, Calif., area. The products would have been prepared and sold individually to customers at bakeries, delis and similar establishments.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine Food Safety Assessment. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
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. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS Web site at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company owner Galina Galant at (415) 305-3301.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.
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