California Firm Recalls Products

California Firm Recalls Products

Meat had undeclared wheat gluten.

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Westlake Food Corporation, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 140,000 pounds of fully cooked assorted meat products because they contain an undeclared allergen, wheat starch. Each recalled package bears the establishment number "EST. 1627A" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The following assorted meat products were produced between
January 1, 2010 and April 14, 2010 and distributed to restaurants and retail establishments nationwide. They are: Gio Lua Tay Ho Pork Meat Loaf Wrapped in Banana Leaves Fully Cooked; Bo Vien Tay Ho Beef Meat Ball Fully Cooked; Doi Gio Heo Tay Ho Cured Pork Hock Sausage with Onion Wrapped in Pork Skin Fully Cooked; and Cha Chiien Tay Ho Fried Pork Pattie Fried in Vegetable Oil Fully Cooked.  Also recalled was Bo Vien Gan Tay Ho Beef Meat Ball with Beef Tendon Fully Cooked produced between April 15, 2009 and April 14, 2010.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. The agency and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

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