FDA warns of contaminated productsPosted on May 02, 2009
Attorney Ronald E. Johnson of Schachter & Hendy concentrates on legal issues regarding defective products. The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall on Uncle Chen and Lian How brand sauces, oils, and oil blends, and dry spices, because of a possible salmonella contamination.
So far, 57 cases of illness caused by Salmonella Rissen have been reported, mostly in the western region of the country. The contaminated products were recalled by Union International Food Company of Union City, CA. The sauces, oils, and oil blends being recalled were distributed by the Uncle Chen and Lian How brands to retailers and wholesale distributors and restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. The products were sold in containers ranging from 6 ounces to 1 gallon in plastic or glass bottles and are used, for example, as spices and seasonings for cooking and as table top meal seasonings.
The company has stopped the production and distribution of these products as the FDA, the California Department of Public Health, and Union International Food Co. continue their investigations.
A complete list of all of the products recalled by Union International Food Co. is available at: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/unioninternational_list3.html