Misbranded chorizo sausage recalled
Alexis Wholesale Inc., a Gardena, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,210 pounds of chorizo sausage because it is misbranded in that it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The product subject to recall is 10-lb. boxes of "Salvadorian Brand Chorizo." The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 44823" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced July 2-27, 2012, and was sold to a distributor in Los Angeles.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine label review. MSG is a sub-ingredient in the chorizo spice blend and was not listed on the final product label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.