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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chinese Style Chicken Sausage Recalled Due to MSG


Wycen Foods Inc., a San Leandro, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 809 pounds of Chinese style chicken sausages, a dried snack food, because they are misbranded and contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Individual “Chinese Style Chicken Sausage.”  is subject to recall.: The products were produced June 12, Aug. 14, Sept. 4, and Oct. 24, 2013 and were sold at a single San Francisco retail location. The products have a shelf life of one year. Some consumers may refrigerate, continue to air dry or freeze them.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a label verification activity. The problem occurred when the company changed the product’s formulation to include MSG, but neglected to list the ingredient on the 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.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Cynthia Wong, at (510) 351-1988.

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