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Healthy Food Blog: Hot Pot Seasoning Recall

In a nutshell, this seasoning is being recalled because the seasoning contains a beef product and China is ineligible to export beef to the U.S. This is a class II recall, low danger.

From the FDA press release

April 29, 2009 – Lion Pavilion, Ltd., a Brooklyn, NY establishment, is recalling approximately 16,213 pounds of seasoning products, which contain cattle by-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.

The firm is recalling these products because China is not eligible to export beef products to the United States.

The products subject to recall include
–14-ounce packages of “Lion Pavilion HOT-POT SEASONING CONTAINING BOVINE CATTLE FAT.”

The beef products were imported from China and sent to retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered after FSIS personnel identified the products in the marketplace. FSIS has received no reports of illness as a result of consuming this product.

Consumer with questions regarding the product or the recall should be directed to Lion Pavilion’s manager, Jeannette Chen, at 718-384-6951.

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