Century Packing Corp. recalls almost 1 million lbs. of chicken sausage

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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The product contains MSG that was not declared on the label.
 

WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Feb. 15 that Las Piedras, Puerto-based Century Packing Corp. is recalling approximately 999,419 lbs. of thermally processed, commercially sterile, chicken sausage products due to misbranding. The products contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that was not declared on the product labels.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken sausage products were produced from Jan. 1, 2015, through Feb. 13, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 2.78-oz. pouches of “Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon” with packaging dates of “01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017”
  • 10-oz. pouches of “Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon” with packaging dates of “01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017”
  • 2.78-oz. pouches of “Econo Mini – Bite Size Chicken Sausages” with Packaging Dates of “ 01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017”
  • 10-oz. pouches of “Econo Mini – Bite Size Chicken Sausages” with packaging dates of “01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017”
  • 5-oz. cans of “Sedano’s Chicken Vienna Sausage in Chicken Broth” with packaging dates of “08/2015” and “05/2016”
  • 117 units per pouch of “ Carmela Foods Chicken Sausage and Bouillon” with packaging dates of “02/2016 – 02/14/2017”

These recalled items were shipped for retail and institutional use in Florida and Puerto Rico. According to Century Packing Corp. records, schools have also purchased products associated with this recall.

While performing routine label verification activities on Feb. 9, FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) discovered that MSG, which was included in the bouillon seasoning used in the sausages, was not declared on the packaging labels.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 
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