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News Release

Walker's Foods Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 077-2015
Health Risk: Low May 8, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2015 – Walker's Foods, a Carrollton, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 46,612 pounds of pork with sauce products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The below products subject to recall were produced between May 1, 2014 and May 7, 2015. [View Label]

  • 38,462.5 lbs. (in 5-lb. tubs) of "WALKER'S PIT COOKED BARBEQUED PORK WITH SAUCE" bearing packing codes "50115 to 50716."
  • 8,150 lbs. (in 24 oz. tubs) of "WALKER'S PIT COOKED BARBEQUED PORK WITH SAUCE" bearing packing codes "50115 to 50716." 

The products bear the establishment numbers "EST. 9062" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for institutional distribution and to retail stores in Alabama and Georgia. The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector while conducting a routine verification check.

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Walker's Foods Public Relations Manager Nicole Walker at (770) 834-8171 or via email at Nicole@walkermeats.com.

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.

 

Product Label

Label, Recalled Product

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 08, 2016