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News Release

Savory Foods Recalls Pork Rinds Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 080-2016
Health Risk: Low Sep 10, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Nina Anand
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2016 – Savory Foods, a Portsmouth, OH establishment, is recalling approximately 32,928 pounds of pork rind 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 wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The Hot and Spicy Pork Rind items were produced from August 11, 2015 to August 31, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 3.5-oz. PLASTIC BAGS containing pieces of “UTZ HOT AND SPICY PORK RINDS CHICHARRONES” with use by codes of 2475 NOV 28/15 to 2475 DEC 9/16:

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1001” printed by the USE BY DATE in the upper right hand side of the bag. These items were shipped to  a distribution center in Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine label review.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 with questions about the recall can contact Arturo C. Gutierrez de Velasco, VP of Operations, (773)-402-8267. Media with questions about the recall can contact Craig Leese, CFO, (773)-321-6936.

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.
Last Modified Dec 15, 2016