CLASS II RECALL
HEALTH RISK: LOW
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 – Khong Guan Corporation, a Union City, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,858 pounds of chicken drink products that were ineligible for import to the U.S., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
FSIS is recalling these products because the chicken drink products do not meet poultry products inspection or poultry exemption requirements. Specifically, it could not be determined that the poultry ingredients used in the chicken drink products were prepared under inspection as required by federal regulations or under a foreign inspection system determined to be equivalent by FSIS. The poultry ingredient is determined to be ineligible when the source of the ingredients cannot be determined.
The problem was discovered after FSIS identified a shipment of products containing poultry which were imported from an unapproved source. The chicken drink products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. FSIS has received no reports of illness as a result of consuming this product.
The products subject to recall include: [View Labels]
- Packages containing six 2.3-fluid ounce-bottles of "BRAND’S Essence of Chicken Drink"
- Packages containing six 2.3-fluid ounce-bottles of "BRAND’S Essence of Chicken Drink, with Cordyceps Extract"
- Packages containing six 2.3-fluid ounce-bottles of "BRAND’S Essence of Chicken Drink, with 4 Herbs"
- Packages containing six 2.3-fluid ounce-bottles of "BRAND’S Essence of Chicken Drink, with Lingzhi"
- Packages containing six 2.3-fluid ounce-bottles of "BRAND’S Essence of Chicken Drink, with Ginseng"
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company Marketing Manager, Deborah Heng, at (510) 487-7800 ext. 105.
FSIS works with other federal agencies to ensure the safety of imported meat, poultry and processed egg products. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issues import permits based on animal health considerations, specific to a country or region. Customs and Border Protection provides oversight of all products entering the United States.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.