News Release

California Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Smoked Pork Sausage Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 033-2013
Health Risk: High May 7, 2013
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Elizabeth Boody
(202) 720-9113



WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 – Tibor’s Gourmet, a Palmdale, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 200 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked pork sausage products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following Tibor’s Gourmet products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only]

  • “Ready To Eat” Gourmet Hungarian Brand Mild Smoked Sausage
  • "Ready To Eat” Gourmet Hungarian Brand Spicy Smoked Sausage

Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 44866" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between Feb. 25, 2013, and May 2, 2013, and shipped to a retail chain in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS investigation, during which the product was found in a retail location. The company was in the process of obtaining federal inspection, but had not received a Grant of Inspection.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

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 recalled product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website

Consumers and members of the media who have questions about the recall can contact the company’s owner, Tibor Robert Petho, at (661) 339-3210.

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.

Affected States

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 14, 2013