Lee’s Sandwiches Recalls Select Meat Products Following USDA’s Discovery of Non-Inspections

More than 200,000 pounds of Lee’s Sandwiches chicken, beef and pork products were recently recalled by LQNN Inc. after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the items were produced without inspection, USDA officials announced.

The products—produced between May 18, 2014 and May 18, 2015—were sent to locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas.

“LQNN, Inc., operating as Lee’s Sandwiches, has been processing products from federally-inspected establishments and re-packaging them without the benefit of inspection,” according to a press release.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Garden Grove-based firm have received no reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products, USDA spokeswoman Gabrielle Johnston said in a statement.

The items included various flavors of beef jerky, fully cooked turkey, fully cooked sliced salami, raw pork pate chaud, raw chicken pate chaud, and frozen pork and egg steamed bun.

All three Lee’s Sandwiches in Long Beach have been made aware of the recall, with two locations confirming that all affected items have been removed from shelves.

A full list of recalled items is provided below:

  • 54,509 pounds of “Banh Bao Pork & Egg Steamed Bun.”
  • 15,147 pounds of “Banh Bao Trung Cut Pork & Quail Egg Steamed Bun Vietnamese Style.”
  • 55,114 pounds of “PORK PATE CHAUD (LARGE).”
  • 6,016.5 pounds. of “PORK PATE CHAUD (SMALL).”
  • 50,036 pounds of “CHICKEN PATE CHAUD (LARGE).”
  • 6,184.5 pounds of “CHICKEN PATE CHAUD (SMALL).”
  • 2,453.5 pounds of “SLICED SALAMI MEAT with wine FULLY COOKED.
  • 222.25 pounds of 4 ounce plastic containers of “FRUIT BEEF JERKY (Kho Bo).”
  • 352 pounds of 4 ounce plastic containers of “B.B.Q. BEEF JERKY (Kho Bo).”
  • 354 pounds of 4 ounce plastic containers of “Curry BEEF JERKY (Kho Bo).”


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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.