Recall: Chinese Brand Sausage Products
On 2017-09-23, the USDA announced that America New York RI Wang Food Group is conducting a recall on Sausage Products due to possible undeclared milk. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Chinese Brand during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 42 food recalls due to potential undeclared ingredients, including seafood products, tasty treats nonpareils milk chocolate and more. Additionally, there have been 31 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 27 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: America New York RI Wang Food Group
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Sausage Products
Brand Name(s): Chinese Brand
Reason for Recall: Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Official Recall Date: 2017-09-15
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 09/15/2017, it was not published by the FDA until 09/23/2017.
Additional information provided by the USDA.gov:
America New York RI Wang Food Group Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Class I Recall 101-2017
Health Risk: High Sep 15, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2017 - America New York RI Wang Food Group, a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 53,973 pounds of Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable pork sausage 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 frozen sausage items were produced and packaged on various dates from January 2016 through June 6, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. M/P-40200" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed for institutional use and for retail sale in New Jersey and 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. CIFA tested the product on Aug. 17, 2017. Further investigation by the establishment concluded that they failed to include milk on the 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.
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