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Puerto Rico company recalls chicken sausage products

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WASHINGTON — Century Packing Corp. of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, is recalling approximately 999,419 pounds of thermally processed, commercially sterile, chicken sausage products due to misbranding.

The products contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that was not declared on the product labels, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced.

Recalled products are: 2.78-ounce and 10-ounce pouches of “Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon;” 2.78-ounce and 10-ounce pouches of “Econo Mini – Bite Size Chicken Sausages;” 5-ounce cans of “Sedano’s Chicken Vienna Sausage in Chicken Broth;” and 117 units per pouch of “ Carmela Foods Chicken Sausage and Bouillon.”

The chicken sausage products were produced from Jan. 1, 2015, through Feb. 13, 201, and have the establishment number “P-7375” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped for retail and institutional use in Florida and Puerto Rico. According to Century Packing Corp. records, schools have purchased products associated with this recall through the company’s commercial channels.

The problem was discovered on Feb. 9, 2017, by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) while performing routine label verification activities. The IPP observed that the MSG ingredient, included in the bouillon seasoning used in the formulation of multiple chicken sausage products, was not declared on the finished chicken sausage packaging labels.

More information can be obtained by contacting Quality Control Manager Yixa Hernandez at 787-716-2555.

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