Ineligible French company sent pork pâté to U.S.; nationwide recall now underway

AH Company International Distribution Inc. of a Garden Grove, CA, is recalling 30,000 pounds of pork pâté products that were imported from an ineligible establishment and distributed in the United States without the benefit of import re-inspection.

The following heat-treated shelf stable pork pâté items are subject to recall, according to a notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS):

  • 240-gram cans of Monique Ranou Pâté de Foie
  • 240-gram cans of Monique Ranou Pâté de Campagne
  • 180-gram jars of Monique Ranou Pâté de Campagne Supérieur

The products subject to recall bear the French establishment number “FR 56-246-008 CE”, an ineligible establishment. These items were shipped to distributor locations nationwide in the United States. The recall notice did not include expiration dates for the products.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS verification activities.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Quynh Nguyen, AH Company International Distribution Inc. at 779-772-2354 or

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