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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ineligible Imported Raw Frozen New Orleans - Roasted Chicken Wings from the Peoples Republic of China

 

Congressional and Public Affairs
Maribel Alonso (202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

EDITOR’S NOTE: This public health alert was updated on Jan. 5, 2021 to remove the “Best before” date because all product best before dates are subject to the public health alert. The product packaging may include an English translation sticker that does not include soy, a known allergen, in the translated ingredient statement. The attached label is example of what may appear on the product. FSIS did not have the opportunity to inspect the product or verify the information displayed on the product label. Product subject to the public health alert should not be consumed. 

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for raw frozen New Orleans -Roasted Chicken Wings products imported and labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection. A recall was not requested because the known affected product is no longer available in commerce for consumers to purchase.

Di-Da Di-Da USA Corp., a Saratoga, Calif., establishment received, and distributed ineligible imported frozen chicken wings products from The Peoples Republic of China to U.S. commerce for retail sale.

The following product is subject to the public health alert: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 600-gram bags of “Chicken Arrived, Organic Chicken, NEW ORLEANS - ROASTED CHICKEN WINGS.”

The products were shipped to one retail location and then further distributed to 20 different retail locations in California, Oregon, and Washington. The frozen chicken wings products are labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection bearing “P-40478,” an establishment number that does not exist.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received a consumer complaint reporting a product suspected of being illegally imported being sold at a location. After investigation, FSIS determined that the product was ineligible and misbranded with a false USDA mark of inspection. 

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Retailers who have purchased the product are urged not to sell it. Consumers who purchased the product should not consume it and properly discard it. Consumers are asked to double bag the product when discarding it to reduce the possibility of animals accessing the product because USDA cannot confirm whether the chicken wings were properly heated to control pathogens of concern to domestic livestock.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

Last Modified Jan 05, 2021