Another food processor caught adding undeclared ingredients
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – A California company is recalling frozen pork dumplings because they are misbranded in that they include milk and coconut, known allergens, that are not declared on the label as required by federal law.
The 183,330 pounds of pork products subject to the recall were produced by Green Dining Table Inc. between March 22 and July 14, according to a recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). (That’s enough to provide a 4 oz. serving to nearly three-quarters of a million people, a large enough population to include many who are sensitive to dairy and coconut. – Ed.)
To view labels of all products subject to the recall, click link below.
Consumers can determine whether they have the frozen dumplings in their homes by looking for the following label information:
- 1.5-lb. plastic bag packages containing “HanSang GYOZA, PORK & VEGETABLE” and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
- 1.5-lb. plastic bag packages containing “HanSang BITE-SIZE DUMPLINGS, PORK & VEGETABLE” and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
- 1.5-lb. plastic bag packages containing “HanSang CRISPY DUMPLINGS, PORK & VEGETABLE” and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
- 1.8-lb. plastic bag packages containing “ChoripDong KIMCHI DUMPLING WITH PORK” and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
- 1.8-lb. plastic bag packages containing “ChoripDong PORK & VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS” and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
- 4.4-lb. plastic bag packages containing “PAIK’s NOODLE Pork and Vegetable Dumplings” and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
- View all labels here.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45556” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to wholesalers in California, New Jersey, New York, and Washington and then further distributed to retailers. Some of the products were also exported to Canada. (Story continues below … )
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM UNDECLARED ALLERGENS AND OTHER FOOD PROCESSING ERRORS THAT MAY HARM YOUR HEALTH, by Headline Health:
- Read all labels. They may be imperfect, but it’s a start.
- Buy more whole foods and fewer processed foods.
- Cook more; type the names of up to three ingredients into a search along with the words ‘easy recipe’
- Check food safety reports at least once a week (foodsafetynews.com, iwaspoisoned.com, fsis.usda.gov/recalls)
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS in-plant verification activities where FSIS discovered that the milk and coconut ingredients were not listed on the product labels.
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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. 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.
Retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Paul Hahm, owner of Green Dining Table, Inc., at 323-262-7500 or [email protected]
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to [email protected].
For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.
(To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)
Recent Chinese dining food poisoning reports from iwaspoisoned.com, the leading consumer platform for reporting food poisoning.
Chinese Gourmet Express, 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose, CA 95122, USA
July 14, 2021
“Date Closed: 2021-07-13
Details: Food is subject to contamination from vermin.
Source: services.sccgov.org ” — Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
New Kong Chow Fusion, 48 Center St, Rutland, VT, USA
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
July 3, 2021
“ Chinese [each] of us had take out. We both got sick during the night. 3 days later, my kidneys still hurt. It happened on 7/1/21 ” — Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
China Hat Chinese Restaurant, Jewella Avenue, Shreveport, LA, USA
Symptoms: Vomiting Stomach Pain Body Ache
June 30, 2021 6:04 PM
“chicken and mushroom My husband was the only one that got the chicken and mushroom”
— Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Fu Kung Chinese Restaurant, 207 Kobuk Dr, Valdez, AK 99686, USA
Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Other Diarrhea Cramps
June 30, 2021
“I had dinner (around 7:30) at this place at June 27th. I feel uncomfortable after two hour and then it continues develop into cramping and diarrhea at midnight. I suffer severe pain and can’t sleep until 5 AM in the morning! ”
— Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Panera Bread, 2015 Birch Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915, United States
June 28, 2021 2:33 PM
“I got sick the morning after eating a Chinese chicken green salad. I’ve been sick for 5 days.” — Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Trader Joe’s, 6th Avenue, New York City, NY, USA
June 19, 2021
“Chinese style chicken salad made me sick ” — Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Golden Chef Chinese Kitchen, 3262 W North Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
June 19, 2021
“Report date: Jun 16, 2021
Procedures for responding to vomiting and diarrheal events
– comments: observed establishment missing some vomit and diarrhea clean up items. Instructed must have all clean up items as outlined in clean up policy on premises.” — Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User