WASHINGTON — Global Culinary Investments of Spring, Texas, is recalling approximately 1,331 pounds of chicken empanadas because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced.
The products recalled include 10-pound bulk cases, each containing 50 count bags of “Luca Chicken Empanada,” bearing the identifying case code of “10853349004002″ and the establishment number “P-44923″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from Sept. 4, 2012, through Nov. 21, 2012, and have a best by date between March 4, 2013, and May 21, 2013. The 10-pound bulk cases were distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas, area.
FSIS was alerted to the problem by the company, which discovered the problem when it reviewed the supplier’s broth label.
More information can be obtained by contacting the company’s chief operating officer, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, at 281-298-1272.