J & Y Dasung, Inc. Recalls Pork Dumpling Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 – J & Y Dasung, Inc., a Los Angeles retail firm conducting business as Som See Neh, is recalling approximately 178,335 pounds of frozen pork dumpling products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen pork dumplings items were produced from Jan. 2015 through March 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Boxes containing 12 3-lb. plastic bags of “SOM SEE NEH Vegetable Meat Dumpling” with “Shelf Life: Frozen with 16months” and case code 96859-08224.
  • Boxes containing 12 3-lb. plastic bags of “SOM SEE NEH KIMCHI Dumplings” with “Shelf Life: Frozen with 16months” and case code 96859-08223.

The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Southern California.

The problem was discovered on March 14, 2017 when an Office of Investigations, Enforcement, and Audit (OIEA) officer discovered the products in commerce, during routine surveillance activity at a retail store in California.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Members of the media and consumers with questions about the recall can contact J & Y Dasung, Inc. at (323) 373-0650 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Saturday.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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