food recall: fried pork skins / contains MSG

Mislabled pork skins - MSG alert

In a nutshell: product mislabeled; class III recall

From the Rudolph Foods press release distributed by the FDA

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2010 – Rudolph Foods Company, Inc., a San Bernardino, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 186 pounds of Baken-ets Fried Pork Skins because the “Hot’N Spicy” version was packaged in a “Traditional” bag. The “Hot’N Spicy” fried pork skins contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the “Traditional” fried pork skins’ label.

The products subject to recall include:
3 ¾-ounce packages of “BAKEN-ETS TRADITIONAL FRIED PORK SKINS.”

Each package bears the USDA mark of inspection, a Guaranteed Fresh until printed date of “MAY 4,” MFG Code of “17920530303,” establishment number “EST. 0525,” and UPC No. “0 28400 01587 5.”

The products were produced on February 22, 2010, and were shipped to distribution centers for further retail sales in Ariz., Calif., N.M., and Texas.

The problem was discovered by the company during an inventory of its labeling. 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 (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Corporate Quality Assurance Manager, Todd Zwiebel at (800) 342-7546, Ext. 112.

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