July 23, 2003
Texas Firm Recalls Head Cheese Because
Of Incorrect Ingredient Label
-San Antonio Packing Company, a San Antonio, Texas, firm, is voluntarily
recalling approximately 438 pounds of head cheese that contains an
undeclared ingredient (sodium nitrite), the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s
Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The products being recalled are 4-8 oz. packages of ?APCO Brand Meats HEAD
CHEESE,? bearing the package date ?5/05/03? or ?6/09/03.? Each package also
bears the establishment code ?EST. 602? inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The products were produced on May 3, 2003, and June 7, 2003, and distributed
to retail stores in Texas.
The products contain sodium nitrite, but the product label does not list
sodium nitrite as an ingredient.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Robert
Castaneda, plant manager, at (210) 224-5441.