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News Release

America New York RI Wang Food Group Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 101-2017-EXP
Health Risk: High Sep 27, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Jaime Ann Murphy
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the September 15, 2017, recall to include additional products and production dates. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage.

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 – America New York RI Wang Food Group, a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 63,823 pounds of Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable pork sausage products and beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The scope of this recall has been expanded to include an additional 9,850 pounds of Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable beef and pork products that were produced on various dates from Jan. 5, 2016 through June 29, 2017. The following additional products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 25-lb. institutional pack of “Beef Balls,” with the following lot codes and package dates:
    • lot code “0418272” and package date “4/3/2017.”
    • lot code “1117011” and package date “12/22/2016.”
    • lot code “1117033” and package date “11/30/2016.”
    • lot code “1117048” and package date “11/15/2016.”
  • 25-lb. institutional pack of “Beef Tendon Balls,” with the following lot codes and package dates:
    • lot code “0618185” and package date “6/29/2017.”
    • lot code “0618209” and package date “6/5/2017.”
    • lot code “0618212” and package date “6/2/2017.”
    • lot code “0618213” and package date “6/1/2017.”
    • lot code “0518229” and package date “5/16/2017.”
    • lot code “0518244” and package date “5/1/2017.”
    • lot code “0418247” and package date “4/28/2017.”
    • lot code “0418271” and package date “4/4/2017.”
    • lot code “0418272” and package date “4/3/2017.”
    • lot code “0318306” and package date “3/2/2017.”
    • lot code “0318307” and package date “3/1/2017.”
    • lot code “0218315” and package date “2/21/2017.”
    • lot code “0118339” and package date “1/26/2017.”
    • lot code “0118340” and package date “1/25/2017.”
    • lot code “0118360” and package date “1/6/2017.”
    • lot code “0118361” and package date “1/5/2017.”
    • lot code “1217010” and package date “12/23/2016.”
    • lot code “1217011” and package date “12/22/2016.”
    • lot code “1117033” and package date “11/30/2016.”
    • lot code “1117034” and package date “11/29/2016.”
    • lot code “1117048” and package date “11/15/2016.”
    • lot code “1117049” and package date “11/14/2016.”
    • lot code “1017069” and package date “10/25/2016.”
    • lot code “1017089” and package date “10/5/2016.”
    • lot code “1017090” and package date “10/4/2016.”
    • lot code “0917117” and package date “9/7/2016.”
    • lot code “0817125” and package date “8/30/2016.”
    • lot code “0807145” and package date “8/10/2016.”
    • lot code “0717181” and package date “7/6/2016.”
    • lot code “0717185” and package date “7/1/2016.”
    • lot code “0617199” and package date “6/17/2016.”
    • lot code “0417263” and package date “4/12/2016.”
    • lot code “0317297” and package date “3/9/2016.”
    • lot code “0317298” and package date “3/8/2016.”
    • lot code “0217313” and package date “2/22/2016.”
    • lot code “0217331” and package date “2/4/2016.”
    • lot code “0217332” and package date “2/3/2016.”
    • lot code “0117341” and package date “1/25/2016.”
    • lot code “0117345” and package date “1/21/2016.”
    • lot code “0117355” and package date “1/11/2016.”
    • lot code “0117358” and package date “1/8/2016.”
  • 25-lb. institutional pack of “Pork Patty Balls,” with the following lot codes and package dates:
    • lot code “0618199” and package date “6/15/2017.”
    • lot code “0518228” and package date “5/17/2017.”
    • lot code “0717159” and package date “7/27/2016.”

On September 15, 2017, America New York RI Wang Food Group recalled approximately 53,973 pounds of Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable pork sausage products produced and packaged on various dates from January 2016 through June 6, 2017.  The initial scope of the recall can be found here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40200” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed for institutional use in New York.   

FSIS was notified of the problem by the establishment on Sept. 15, 2017, after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tested exported product and discovered milk proteins were present. CFIA tested the product on Aug. 17, 2017. Further investigation on September 25, 2017, by FSIS inspection personnel, identified additional products that did not  include milk on the product label. 

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

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Members of the media with questions can contact Rita Sung, vice president of America New York RI Wang Food Group, at (917) 682-3877 or at Ritas@riwangusa.com. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Karen Tam, customer service manager at America New York RI Wang Food Group, at (718) 628-8999 or at Karenp@riwangusa.com.

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. 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

 

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Nov 08, 2017