February 12, 2002
Nestle USA, Inc. Has Recalled "MINOR’S Chicken
Base NO ADDED MSG"
Cleveland, Ohio (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Nestle USA, Inc., doing business as Food
Ingredient Specialties, has recalled
144,000 pounds of chicken base refrigerated products because they contain
undeclared whey protein (milk).
Whey protein is a known allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe
sensitivity to whey protein run the risk of possible allergic reactions if
they consume this product.
The products subject to recall are Ѕ-, one- and five-pound tubs of "MINOR’S
Chicken Base NO ADDED MSG," a paste type product added to soups, sauces and
gravies. Each tub lid bears a date code beginning with one of the following
numbers: 1323, 1337, 1351, 2014 or 2028. Each tub also bears establishment
code "P-316" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The products were produced between Nov. 14, 2001 and Feb. 8, 2002 and
distributed in various weight cases to food service and retail club stores
"We urge consumers to check their refrigerators for this product," said
Margaret Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. "If they find the product listed
above, consumers should return it to the point of purchase."
Food Ingredient Specialties received a consumer call about the product’s
contents, conducted a quality check of the product, identified the problem,
and notified USDA.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Teri Holomon, Corporate
Brand Affairs, Nestle’s USA, Inc., at (818) 549-6333. Consumers with
questions about the recall may contact Minor’s Customer Service at