November 2, 2001Georgia Establishment Recalls Pork Skin
Lawrenceville, Ga. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Rudolph Foods Company is
pounds of pork skin products because they contain undeclared coloring and
flavoring ingredients, including monosodium glutamate (MSG).
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
MSG is used as a
flavor enhancer in a variety of foods prepared at home, in restaurants, and
by food processors. Some persons who have eaten foods containing MSG have
reported adverse reactions.
The product being recalled is 2 1/8 oz., clear bags of "Frito Lay
CHICHARRONES BAKEN-ETS BRAND FRIED PORK SKINS TRADITIONAL." Each bag bears
package code "14A12952," establishment code "EST 1425," and a "GUARANTEED
FRESH UNTIL PRINTED DATE" of "DEC 25".
The product was produced on Oct. 22, 2001, and distributed to retail
establishments in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida.
"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and
accurately labeled," said Maggie O’K. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator.
"Consumers who have concerns about MSG should return the product to the
point of purchase."
The problem was discovered by a Frito Lay employee. Frito Lay contacted FSIS
to initiate a product recall.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Lynn Markley, senior vice
president, public affairs, Frito Lay, at (972) 334-2404. Consumers with
questions may contact Cathy Dial, manager, consumer affairs, Frito Lay, at
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at l-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from l0 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.