Alexis Wholesale Inc is recalling 6,210 pounds of chorizo sausage. The sausage has a mislabeling problem where MSG was not declared on the packaging. MSG, or monosodium glutamate is a naturally occurring savory flavor additive that, in large amounts, has health risks. There are a small percentage of the population that can have allergic reactions to MSG and should avoid it. The products recalled are:
- 10 pound boxes of sausage
- Called “Salvadorian Brand Chorizo”
- Establishment number of “EST.44823″
- Produced on July 2-27,2012
The MSG was not included as the product label had a “spice blend” ingredient. The MSG was included under that but a review of the label showed that it should have its own category. There have been no reports of health effects from this recall.
Consumers with questions or concerns can contact the company owner, Yesenia Lopez, at 1.310.538.5020.
Original Press Release: fsis.usda.gov