4

Feds Sue Houston Maker Of Egg Rolls For Health Violations

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Chung's Egg Rolls of Houston says their egg rolls are of "gourmet quality," but now they're being sued by the federal government over claims of unsanitary conditions at their plant.

Chung's is one of the major makers of frozen egg rolls in the country, but the Food & Drug Administration is seeking an injunction in federal court to shut them down, citing a refusal to clean up violations.

The bluntly named Food Poisoning Blog says

According to a release from the FDA, Chung's has consistently ignored orders to clean its fishery - where it stores fish for shrimp egg rolls - at its Houston facility. FDA reports show this as a place contaminated with filth, conditions that are certain to lead to bacterial, or other contaminations.

In response, company president Charlie Kujawa has issued a prepared statement.

"We are disappointed and puzzled that our concerted and repeated attempts to work with the FDA to resolve disagreements stemming from a July 2009 inspection have ended in a lawsuit. We work hard every day to prepare a safe, top-quality product," he said

Chung's are available at almost every kind of Houston supermarket.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.