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Healthy Food Blog: Chicken Drink Recall

In a nutshell: What the hell is a chicken drink? A few weeks ago there was a chicken bouillon recall because of the same inspection reason.

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:

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 with questions about the recall should contact company Marketing Manager, Deborah Heng, at (510) 487-7800 ext. 105.

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