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Texas Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection and Misbranding
Recall Release CLASS I RECALL

Congressional and Public Affairs
Neil Gaffney
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2012 - Lao Chareune Foods, a Dallas, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 8,200 pounds of various beef and pork products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and misbranded, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels]
  • 3-oz. and 8-oz. packages containing "Pork Snack Stick"
  • 3.20-oz. packages containing "Seasoned Fried Beef"
  • 1.76-oz. packages containing "Fried Pork Skins"
  • 1.20-oz. packages containing "Sliced Fried Pork Ears."

Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 13479" inside the USDA mark of inspection. There are no production or expiration dates on the products in commerce. The pork snack stick is also misbranded in that it is raw and as such cannot be labeled as a snack stick. FSIS has determined that the products were produced from May 22, 2012 to the present and distributed to retail establishments in Louisiana and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS enforcement personnel who identified the products in commerce labeled with the USDA mark of inspection and determined that they were produced without the benefit 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 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. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at:

Consumer and media questions regarding the recall can contact the company's owner, Charlie Souriyavong, at (214) 330-5995.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day 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.

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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 Aug 16, 2016