WASHINGTON — Wycen Foods Inc. of San Leandro, Calif., is recalling approximately 809 pounds of Chinese style chicken sausages, a dried snack food, because they are misbranded and contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced.
The products were produced June 12, Aug. 14, Sept. 4, and Oct. 24, 2013 and were sold at a single San Francisco retail location. The products have a shelf life of one year. Some consumers may refrigerate, continue to air dry or freeze them.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a label verification activity. The problem occurred when the company changed the product’s formulation to include MSG, but neglected to list the ingredient on the label.
More information can be obtained by contacting the company’s chief operating officer, Cynthia Wong, at 510-351-1988.