Florida Firm Recalls Cooked Pork Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 – Morrison Meat Packers, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 70,077 pounds of cooked pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
The cooked pork products were produced on Dec. 22, 2014, through Jan. 27, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels(PDF Only)]
- Various weight packages containing 2 or 4 pieces of “EL TORO COOKED PORK AND WATER PRODUCT.”
- Various weight packages containing 2 pieces of “VIDA LATINA COOKED PORK AND WATER PRODUCT.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 17882” inside the USDA mark of inspection. “Use By” dates for the recalled products range from Feb. 27, 2015, to Mar. 29, 2015. The products were shipped to a distributor in Florida and contain lot numbers 356, 363, 002, 008, 015, 022, or 027.
The problem was discovered when the establishment was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the pork products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Gilda Rodriguez, Recall Coordinator, at (305) 836-4461.
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 10 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.|