USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says more than 57 tons of chicken base products are being recalled because they were ineligible for import. White Plains, New York-based Perk-Up Inc. is recalling these products because it could not be determined that the poultry ingredients used in the chicken base products were prepared under inspection as required by federal regulations or under an eligible foreign inspection system determined to be equivalent.
The chicken base products were imported from China on various dates from May 2008 to September 2008 and were sent to distribution establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered after FSIS personnel identified the chicken base products in the marketplace. FSIS has received no reports of illness as a result of consuming this product.
Products subject to recall include: 5-pound pails of "Panda Brand Chicken Base Concentrado De Caldo De Polo" bearing the case code of "2700031" or "2700200."