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Large pork recall over misbranding and inclusion of allergen

Thursday, November 17, 2016 23:32
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Fayetteville’s Morty Pride Meats Inc. Thursday recalled almost 120 tons of pork barbeque products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The products were produced with Worcestershire sauce that contains soy, a known allergen, which was not declared on the finished product label.

The 237,891 pounds of pork barbeque items were produced and packaged from Nov. 15, 2014, through Nov. 11, 2016, according to the recall notice. The recalled products include:

  • 5-pound vacuum sealed bags of “Morty Pride Pork Barbeque, Electronically Cooked”
  • 12-ounce plastic cups of “Morty Pride Premium Pork Barbeque, Electronically Cooked”

The recalled products have the establishment number “EST. 6668” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to institutions and retail locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The mistake was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a random label verification on Nov. 16.

No one has yet been confirmed with any illness, injury or adverse reactions from 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.

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