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
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.