The product is no longer available to consumers, but USDA officials have issued a public alert for certain organic imported raw chicken wings because they are marked with a fraudulent establishment number. Label information printed in Chinese makes it more difficult for consumers to identify the product.
“Di-Da Di-Da USA Corp., a Saratoga, Cal., establishment received and distributed ineligible imported frozen chicken wings products from the People’s Republic of China to U.S. commerce for retail sale,” according to the alert posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
“Retailers who have purchased the product are urged not to sell it. Consumers who purchased the product should not consume it and properly discard it. Consumers are asked to double bag the product when discarding it to reduce the possibility of animals accessing the product because USDA cannot confirm whether the chicken wings were properly heated to control pathogens of concern to domestic livestock.”
Food safety officials are concerned that consumers may have unused portions of the product in their homes because it is sold frozen and can be stored for a long period.
Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have the implicated chicken wings in their possession: 600 gram bags of “Chicken Arrived, Organic Chicken, NEW ORLEANS- ROASTED CHICKEN WINGS”, with “Best before” date of 09/19/2021 written in mandarin language.
The products were shipped to one retail location and then further distributed to 20 different retail locations in California, Oregon, and Washington. The frozen chicken wings products are labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection bearing “P-40478”, an establishment number that does not exist.
The problem was discovered when FSIS received a consumer complaint reporting a product suspected of being illegally imported being sold at a location. After investigation, FSIS determined that the product was ineligible and misbranded with a false USDA mark of inspection.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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