Recall Notification Report 005-2013
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 - C & H Meat Company, a Vernon, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 79,400 pounds of marinated pork and chicken products because they are misbranded in that they contain 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: [View Label]
- 10-oz. packages and bulk packages of Korean Brand BBQ Flavored Spicy Pork Butt
- 10-oz packages and bulk packages of Marinated Spicy Pork Butt
- 10-oz. packages and bulk packages of Korean Brand BBQ Flavored Spicy Boneless Chicken Leg Meat
The products subject to recall may bear the establishment number "EST. 4831" or "P-4831" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced on various dates through Jan. 16, 2013, and distributed to retail establishments and restaurants in California.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a Food Safety Assessment. MSG is a sub-ingredient in the spice blend used to make the product, but it 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 Steve Kim at (323) 261-5388.
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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