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February 14,  200

Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Has Recalled Pork Dumplings

Doraville, GA (SafetyAlerts) - U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Company has recalled frozen pork dumplings

The products being recalled are:

675 grams (1.37 lbs.) of Sam Lib Meat Dumplings. The labels are written in both English and Korean. The English portion of the label reads: ?Meat Dumpling, made of fresh raw material, KEEP FROZEN.? Translated into English, the entire label reads as follows: ?SAM LIB, MEAT DUMPLING, KEEP FROZEN, IT IS FROZEN FOOD, PLEASE EAT AFTER COOK.?

1.3 kilograms (2.87 lbs.) of Chil Kab Frozen Dumplings. The labels are written only in Korean. Translated into English, the label reads: ?CHIL KAB NONG SAN, CHIL KAB FARM PRODUCTS, ANACKNE MULMANDOO DUMPLING, CHIL KAB NONGSAN DUMPLING MADE BY FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRESH MEAT UNDER HIGH QUALITY CONTROL.?

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to eat them but to return them to the place of purchase. The product entered the United States illegally from South Korea, which is not eligible to export meat and poultry products to the U.S.

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

?These products could present a health hazard to consumers because they have not been re-inspected by USDA,? said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. ?USDA?s Food Safety and Inspection Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have taken immediate steps to remove this product from commerce.?

The products were distributed to retail stores in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Edward Shinn, vice president of Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Company, at (770) 455-0770, ext. 209.

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