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Colorado Firm Announces Recall Of Beef, Pork Products Sold In California

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WASHINGTON (CBSLA.com) — A Colorado-based company announced a recall Friday of 130,000 pounds of beef and pork products because they contain wheat, a known allergen.

Officials with the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said European Meat Products Inc., a Lakewood, Colo, company was recalling the products due to mislabeling.

The products — sold in California, Colorado and Illinois,  include:

• 16 oz. – vacuum pack plastic bags of “Bo Vien, Huong Duyen – Cooked Beef Meat Balls”

• 100 oz. – vacuum pack plastic bags of “Bo Vien, Huong Duyen – Cooked Beef Meat Balls”

• 16 oz. – vacuum pack plastic bags of “Cha Chien, Huong Duyen – Pork Meat Roll Browned in Soy Bean Oil”

• 16 oz. – plastic tubs of “Moc TUOi, Huong Duyen– Fresh Pork Paste”

• 16 oz. – vacuum pack plastic bags of “Gio-Lua, Huong Duyen – Pork Meat Roll”

• 32 oz. – vacuum pack plastic bags of “Gio-Lua, Huong Duyen – Pork Meat Roll”

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 7725” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.

The FSIS said the recalled products were produced prior to January 17, 2014. The products were shipped to distributors, restaurants and retail establishments in the three states.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The FSIS said Friday anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Phong Tong, a European Meat Products executive, at (303) 233-3111. Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at http://www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

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