Shut down egg roll factory to resume operations

Chung's still cannot make seafood egg rolls

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HOUSTON - Chung's Products, a Houston egg roll company that was ordered by a federal judge to stop production of its products because of health concerns to consumers, is restarting its production following a hearing in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

In a statement released by Chung's Products, the company said that it is completing preparations to restart its Houston facilities.

The court ruled that it could continue making and selling most of its products, including Chung's popular chicken, pork and vegetable egg rolls. The USDA has oversight over these products and is reportedly satisfied with Chung's production processes. But Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis said Chung's still may not make its seafood egg rolls until it complies with FDA guidelines.

"Chung's will continue working with the FDA, so that the seafood products will be back on the shelf soon, too," Charlie Kujawa, Chung's president said in a prepared release from the company.

Kujawa said no products have been recalled and "there is no need for any Chung's products to be discarded." Kujawa also said that in the three years since the lawsuit started, Chung's has produced more than 150 million eggs rolls.

He said the Houston facility should be back in full operation by the middle of next week.

In Texas, Local 2 reported that the egg rolls are sold at Albertsons, Brookshire, Brookshire Bros., Fiesta, Food Town, Foodarama, Kroger, Lowes, Market Basket, Randall's/Tom Thumb, Sellers Bros., Super Target, United Supermarkets and Walmart Supercenters.