News Release

Texas Firm Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 090-2014
Health Risk: High Dec 27, 2014
En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Lauren Kotwicki
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, December 27, 2014 – HEB Meat Center, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 83,666  pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The chorizo and pork products were produced on various dates between October 16, 2014 and December 26, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Random weight vacuum-packed clear packages containing “Pork Chorizo.”
  • Random weight clear covered trays containing “HEB Mi Comida Chorizo Pork Chorizo.”
  • Random weight vacuum-packed clear packages containing “SEASONED MEXICAN STYLE PORK FOR CARNE AL PASTOR.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7231” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail HEB stores in Texas.
                                 
The problem was discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact HEB Customer Relations, at (800) 432-3113. Media with questions about the recall can contact Dya Campos, Director Public Affairs, at (210) 938-8075.

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 l0 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 Mar 24, 2015