The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that Global Culinary Investments, a Spring, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,331 pounds of chicken empanadas due to an undeclared ingredient. The empanadas contain monosodium glutamate (MSG).

The recall affects 10 lb. bulk cases that contain 50 count bags of “Luca Chicken Empanada,” bearing the identifying case code of “10853349004002.”

All recalled products have the establishment number “P-44923” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The empanadas were produced between from September 4, 2012 through November 21, 2012. In addition, they have a best by date between March 4, 2013, and May 21, 2013.

The 10-lb bulk cases listed above were distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas area.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about injury should contact a healthcare provider.

If you have any additional questions about the recall, contact the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, at (281) 298-1272.


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