California Firm Recalls Poultry Products Imported From An Unapproved Source

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Kim Seng Company, a Commerce City, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 17,674 pounds of granulated chicken bouillon 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 granulated chicken bouillon products are being recalled because the products do not meet poultry products inspection or poultry exemption requirements. The foreign inspection system of the country where the poultry ingredients originated has not been deemed equivalent to that of the U.S.

The problem was discovered after FSIS identified a shipment of products containing poultry which were imported from an unapproved source. The granulated chicken bouillon products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. FSIS has received no reports of illness as a result of consuming this product.

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The products subject to recall include:

* 16-ounce cans of "CALFARM BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon"
* 16-ounce cans of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."
* 2.2-pound cans of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."
* 5-pound bags of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."
* 2.2-pound bags of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company Manager Gary Tsai at (323) 724-8551.

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.

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