Recall Notification Report
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2011 - J&J Distributing, a St. Paul, Minn., establishment, is recalling approximately 87 pounds of buffalo chicken cheese dip products because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is not declared on the label.
The products subject to recall include:
- 16-oz. metal containers of "CUB FRESH BUFFALO CHICKEN CHEESE DIP."
- 16-oz. metal containers of "KOWALSKI'S MARKETS PLACE BUFFALO CHICKEN CHEESE DIP."
Each container bears the establishment number "P-38450" in the USDA mark of inspection.
The products were produced from February 16, 2011 to February 18, 2011, with sell by dates ranging from February 23, 2011 to February 25, 2011 and were shipped to retail establishments in the Minneapolis, Minn., metropolitan area. FSIS believes these products are most likely no longer on store shelves but is instructing consumers with sensitivity to MSG who may have purchased the products to discard them.
The problem was discovered during an in-plant inspection by FSIS personnel as part of label inspection and verification. FSIS has determined that the MSG was introduced into the product as a sub-ingredient of blue cheese dressing as a result of the company working with a new supplier. FSIS has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a 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.
Consumer and media with questions about the recall should contact Jerry Debilzan of J&J Distributing at (651) 221-0847.
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.
Saint Paul, MN
Products with Secondary Inhibitors - Not Shelf Stable
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