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October 12, 2002

Hawaii Firm Has Recalled Pork Dumplings

Honolulu, HI (SafetyAlerts) - U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Golden Coin Food Industries has recalled approximately 150 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked pork dumplings that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The product subject to recall is "Golden Coin SHIO MAI PORK HASH DUMPLING FULLY COOKED READY TO SERVE." The products are packaged in one-pound plastic bags. Each package bears "EST. 12446" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The dumplings were produced on Oct. 2 and distributed to retail establishments on the Hawaiian Islands of Maui and Oahu, in 15-pound cases marked with a case code of "276."

"We urge consumers to check their freezers for the recalled product," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "If they find the recalled product, consumers should return it to the point of purchase."

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological testing.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems – infants, the frail or elderly and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.

FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Joseph Uy, plant manager, Golden Coin Food Industries, at (808) 551-4398.

Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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