M & P Food Production Ltd., a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,000 lbs. of chicken, beef, veal and pork dumpling products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The milk is a sub-ingredient contained in sour cream used to make the dough.
The products subject to recall include:
- 14 oz. pouches of “Bapehuku Beef Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Babushka Brand Beef and Pork Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Babushka Brand Veal Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Babushka Brand Chicken Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Russian Brand Veal Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Russian Brand Chicken Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Siberian Brand Pork Dumplings”
- 16 oz. pouches of “Siberian Style Dumplings”
Each chicken product package bears the establishment number “P-18832” and each meat product package bears the establishment number “EST 18832” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between March 18, 2011 and Sept. 19, 2011, and distributed to retail establishments in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector while conducting a routine label review. The inspector noticed the use of sour cream in making dough for the products, but no indication of milk as an ingredient on the label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
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.