Kim Son Food Co., an Oakland, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 84,000 pounds of cooked beef and pork meatball products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain a known allergen, wheat, which is not declared on the label.
The products subject to recall include:

  • 12-oz. packages of “KIM SO’N COOKED BEEF MEAT BALLS WITH CHICKEN & ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED”
  • 12-oz packages of “KIM SO’N COOKED PORK MEAT BALLS ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED”
  • 5-lb packages of “KIM SO’N COOKED BEEF & TENDON MEAT BALLS WITH CHICKEN & ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.”

Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 18862” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced on December 9, 2010 through June 9, 2011, and shipped to retail establishments, including restaurants, in California’s San Francisco Bay as well as Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a routine label review and occurred because of a change in ingredients as a result of the establishment changing suppliers. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

 

Source: FSIS