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Pork sausage recalled; MSG not listed as ingredient on label

Minnesota’s Rochester Meat Co. has recalled more than 6 tons pounds of pork sausage products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The pork sausage contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), but the ingredient is not declared on the product labels. The raw, pork sausage products were produced on various dates… Continue Reading

Almost 100 tons of chicken, Vienna sausage recalled for MSG

Almost 200,000 pounds of Vienna sausage and other chicken sausage products, including some packaged under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand, are under recall because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not declared on their labels. Century Packing Corp., based in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, distributed the products to retailers and institutional foodservice operations, including schools,… Continue Reading

Tracing Food Controversies Back to GRAS

Update: This article has been edited to remove references to caramel coloring. What do trans fat, caffeine and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have in common? Each of these distinct, seemingly unrelated food controversies actually shares a common origin: the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) process. In fact, a wide range of food controversies — from sweeteners to… Continue Reading

CA Firm Recalls Chicken Sausages for Undeclared MSG, Misbranding

Wycen Foods Inc., a San Leandro, CA, establishment, is recalling approximately 809 pounds of Chinese-style chicken sausages, a dried snack food, because they are misbranded and contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The following product is subject… Continue Reading

Pork Dumplings Recalled for Undeclared MSG

A California-based company is recalling 55,757 pounds of pork dumpling products because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), but this ingredient is not listed on packaging. CB Foods, Inc. of Monte, CA issued a voluntary recall of the pork dumplings after a food safety assessment by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service revealed that the chicken… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: MSG in Sausages

London Meat Co. of New York, NY is recalling approximately 200 pounds of sausage because it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not listed on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday. There have been no reports of adverse reactions. FSIS said its personnel discovered the problem during… Continue Reading