Congressional and Public Affairs (202) 720-9113 Bryn Burkard
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 – Lion Pavilion, Ltd., a Brooklyn, NY establishment, is recalling approximately 16,213 pounds of seasoning products, which contain cattle by-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 firm is recalling these products because China is not eligible to export beef products to the United States.
The products subject to recall include: [View Labels] 14-ounce packages of "Lion Pavilion HOT-POT SEASONING CONTAINING BOVINE CATTLE FAT." The beef products were imported from China and sent to retail establishments nationwide.
The problem was discovered after FSIS personnel identified the products in the marketplace. FSIS has received no reports of illness as a result of consuming this product.
Consumer and media questions regarding the product or the recall should be directed to Lion Pavilion’s manager, Jeannette Chen, at 718-384-6951.
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.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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