Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns Recall

Date: April 6, 2012
What: Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns
Why: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) not declared on the label
Scope: Nevada

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Quality Food Distributor, a Las Vegas, Nevada establishment, is recalling approximately 50,820 pounds of Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns because it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is not declared on the label.

The Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns are packaged in approximately 12 lb. cases containing 96 pork buns per case. The package bears the establishment number "EST. 34064" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

This product was produced between April 5, 2011, and April 4, 2012, and was sold to a distributor in Las Vegas, Nevada. This product may have been further distributed to restaurants.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a label review conducted in conjunction with a routine food safety assessment. FSIS determined that the MSG was contained in the marinade used during the cooking process and was left off the label of the final product.

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 health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's Owner, Joyce Kwan, at (702) 889-0505.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.