News Release

California Firm Recalls Pork Pie Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 035-2013
Health Risk: High May 10, 2013
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Joan Lindenberger
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 - Jolly Good Meat Products, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,471 pounds of pork meat pie products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:
  • 7-oz. packages of "Jolly Good Melton Mowbray Brand Pie" bearing the establishment number "Est. 6216" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The packages contain two pork pies. The products were produced on various dates from Nov. 8, 2012 through April 24, 2013.

The products were distributed to restaurants and distributors in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review. Milk is a subingredient of margarine used in the product. While margarine is listed as an ingredient in the product package, milk is not listed. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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

Consumers and the media with questions about the recall should contact Rodney Martin Lunt, Jolly Good Meat Products' Owner, at (323) 290-2265.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at "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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET 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
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 Mar 24, 2015