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Recall Notification Report

Recall Notification Report 040-2014 (Pork Products)

Class III Recall 040-2014
Jun 25, 2014

Congressional and Public Affairs
James Croxon 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 – Rudolph Foods, a Lawrenceville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 34 pounds of pork products due to misbranding. The product contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The product subject to recall includes: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 1.75-oz.  packages of “Lee’s Pig Skins Soft Style Cracklins” with a Sell By date of only “SEP 5 2014”

The bags, labeled as Lee’s Pig Skins Soft Style Cracklins, actually contain salt and vinegar cracklins that contains MSG as an ingredient.

The product, packaged June 3, 2014, bears the establishment number “EST-1425” within the Sell By code. The product was shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland and Mississippi.

The problem was discovered by a customer who opened a case and found salt and vinegar cracklins packaged in plain “Soft Style Cracklins” bags. It should be noted that MSG can cause a brief reaction in people with sensitivity to MSG. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Sue Reninger at (614) 204-8086. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Deanne Rodgers at (800) 241-7675.

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. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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 Jun 26, 2014