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November 21, 2002

Arkansas Firm Has Recalled Frozen Beef Products

Fort Smith, AR (SafetyAlerts) - U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Famous Chili Inc. is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen beef products that contain an undeclared ingredient, monosodium glutamate (MSG).

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 products being recalled are packaged in 12-lb. cases, each containing four 3-lb. bags. They are:

"Tankersley, Tasty Brand, Food Service, TACO FILLING WITH BEEF & TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, EXCELLENT FILLING FOR TACOS, BURRITOS, TACO SALADS, AND ENCHILADAS."
"Famous Brand, Established in 1935, TACO FILLING WITH BEEF AND TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, EXCELLENT FILLING FOR TACOS, BURRITOS AND ENCHILLADAS."
"Quality Foods Inc., TACO FILLING, WITH BEEF AND TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN."
Each case bears the establishment code "EST. 10647" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The product was produced between Oct. 1, 2000, and Nov. 19, 2002, and distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Arkansas and Oklahoma.


"FSIS wants consumers to be aware of the recall," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "Diners who have concerns about MSG may want to ask if their meals contain the recalled products."

The problem was discovered through FSIS inspection.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact David P. Korkames, Owner, at (479) 782-0096.

 
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