New-York-based Perk-Up is recalling 114,540 pounds of chicken-based products that were “ineligible” for import, US safety officials have announced.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on Friday (3 April) due to the products not meeting inspection or poultry exemption requirements.

It could not be determined that the poultry ingredients used in the chicken base products were prepared under inspection, as required by federal regulations, or under an eligible foreign inspection system determined to be equivalent.

The poultry ingredient is determined to be ineligible when the source of the ingredients cannot be found.

The products subject to recall include: 5lb pails of Panda brand Chicken Base Concentrado de Caldo de Pollo with case code 2700031, and 5lb bags of the same product with case code 2700200.

The chicken base products were imported from China on various dates from May 2008 to September 2008 and were sent to distribution establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered after FSIS personnel identified the chicken-base products in the marketplace.

FSIS said it has received no reports of illnesses in relation to consumption of the product.