Unauthorized Use of USDA Mark of Inspection in Poultry, Beef, and Pork

LQNN, Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., is recalling approximately 213,192 pounds of chicken, beef, and pork products that were produced without the benefit of inspection and misbranded because of the unauthorized use of a USDA mark of inspection. The products, which were moved and sold in commerce, included the unapproved use of another facility’s mark of inspection, which has been identified as Establishment number 18995. LQNN, Inc., operating as Lee’s Sandwiches, has been processing products from federally-inspected establishments and re-packaging them without the benefit of inspection. Products produced without inspection present potential of increased human health risk.

This problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a surveillance review. During the review, FSIS personnel observed and detained non-federally inspected products that were produced at the warehouse distributorship and had applied USDA marks of inspection without authorization.

The various poultry, beef and pork items were produced between May 18, 2014 and May 18, 2015.

The following products are subject to recall and were sent to various restaurant locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas to be cooked and served to consumers. Products may contain “Est. 11041” or “P-11041” inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • 54,509 pounds of “Banh Bao Pork & Egg Steamed Bun.”
  • 15,147 pounds of “Banh Bao Trung Cut Pork & Quail Egg Steamed Bun Vietnamese Style.”
  • 55,114 pounds of “PORK PATE CHAUD (LARGE).”
  • 6,016.5 pounds of “PORK PATE CHAUD (SMALL).”
  • 50,036 pounds of “CHICKEN PATE CHAUD (LARGE).”
  • 6,184.5 pounds of “CHICKEN PATE CHAUD (SMALL).”

These products are subject to recall and were sent to the aforementioned restaurant locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas to be prepared and served to consumers. Products may contain “Est. 11041” or “P-11041” inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • 22,812- pounds of “SLICED OIL BROWNED TURKEY PREMIUM BREAST MEAT FULLY COOKED.”
  • 2,453.5 pounds of “SLICED SALAMI MEAT with wine FULLY COOKED.”

The following products are subject to recall and were sent to various retail locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas for retail distribution to consumers. Products may contain “Est. 18995” inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • 222.25 pounds of 4- ounce plastic containers of “FRUIT BEEF JERKY (Kho Bo).”
  • 352 pounds of 4-ounce plastic containers of “B.B.Q.  BEEF JERKY (Kho Bo).”
  • 354 pounds of 4- ounce plastic containers of “Curry BEEF JERKY (Kho Bo).”

NOTE: Details of this recall were updated on May 28, 2015 to reflect a change in pounds, products and production dates of recalled products. For update go to 1.usa.gov/1FRFEip

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