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News Release

Iowa Firm Recalls Pork Jerky Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 027-2013
Health Risk: Apr 10, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 -Formosa Food Company, Inc., a Hull, Iowa, establishment is recalling approximately 1,133 pounds of a pork jerky product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, wheat, which is not declared on the label.

The following products are subject to recall: [Label]

  • 16-oz. individual packages of "Formosa Brand Pork Szu (Cooked Seasoned Dried Pork Product)"

The product bears the establishment number "EST. 2446" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The product was produced on various dates through Nov. 29, 2012. There is no expiration date on the product. The product was distributed via Internet and direct sales nationwide.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a label review. Wheat is a sub-ingredient in the soy sauce used to make the product and is not listed on the final label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Plant Supervisor Jennifer Shih at (712) 439-1065.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.

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USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Feb 14, 2014