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Allergen Alert: MSG in Steamed Pork Buns

Quality Food Distributor of Las Vegas, NV, is recalling approximately 50,820 pounds of Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release.



During a label review and routine food safety assessment, FSIS personnel determined that the MSG was used in the marinade used during the cooking process and was left off the label of the final product.

There have been no reports of adverse reactions.

The recall is for 12-lb. cases of “STEAMED BBQ FLAVORED PORK BUNS,” containing 96 pork buns per case with the establishment number “EST. 34064” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced on April 4 and 5, 2011 and was sold to a distributor in Las Vegas, Nev. This product may have been further distributed to restaurants. 

For more information contact the company’s owner, Joyce Kwan, at 702-889-0505.

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