HOUSTON -- If you have Chung’s egg rolls and other products in your freezer, you may have reason for concern. Federal officials say Chung’s frozen Chinese foods may have been prepared in filthy conditions.
Federal authorities are concerned that the foods might have been contaminated by filth.
The Houston-based company has been ordered to shut down for now. Despite that, there authorities have not issued a recall of Chung’s products.
KHOU 11 News found Chung’s products still on the shelves Monday night.
“It’s a health concern. I’m definitely worried about what it is they found,” said Cindy Swope.
A permanent injunction forced the factory on Dennis Street in southeast Houston to cease operations.
This stems from a complaint filed more than two years ago, and that was based on an inspection dating back to 2005.
Consumers want to know why the feds are just now taking action.
“It’s like, ew. What else am I eating,” questioned Janice Rodger.
FDA inspectors reportedly found that Chung’s shrimp egg rolls may have been rendered “injurious to health”. Inspectors said the company “produced food in unsanitary conditions and failed to control for toxin risks.”
“I’d eat it. I don’t care. I was in the military for a long time and ate a lot of crappy chow. I’d eat anything,” said Don Kosek.
Chung’s products are sold across the country in all 50 states. The frozen foods are sold a number of popular stores, including Kroger, Food Town, Super Target, Walmart, Randalls and Fiesta.
A Kroger manager told KHOU that there has been no mandatory recall ordered, but he also said that they may do a voluntary recall.
According to the United States Department of Justice, Chung’s Products LP has a long history of violating regulations.
A Chung’s spokesman wasn’t available for immediate comment on Monday.