- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) — Savage Foods of St. Louis, Mo., Thursday recalled 2,400 pounds of fresh beef and pork products because of possible contamination with the cleaning solution quaternary ammonium compound.

The recall involves Savage Foods cases bearing the date code of March 11 or 12 and the establishment No. 2140 inside the Agriculture Department seal of inspection.

The products were produced Tuesday and Wednesday, and distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in St. Louis.

The problem with the sanitizing solution was discovered by USDA's Food safety and Inspection Service during an inspection of the facility. FSIS said it had received no reports of illness associated with this product.

For more information, 800-766-6238.

In other action:

Ho's Trading Inc. of New York recalled 12-ounce plastic bags of Master Chao brand Sweetened Winter Melon candy because the product contains undeclared sulfites, posing the risk of allergic reaction in some people.

The product of China was distributed to retail stores in uncoded bags in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

The sulfites were discovered through routine sampling by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets.

The recalled candy may be returned to place of purchase for full refund. For more information, call 718-622-2288.

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