October 17, 2016
Chicharrones J&J Recalls Rendered Animal Fat (Pork Lard) Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
|Class I Recall||094-2016|
|Health Risk: High||Oct 12, 2016|
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 – Chicharrones J&J, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,064 pounds of pork lard 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 milk, a known allergen, and sodium nitrite, which are not declared on the product label.
The pork lard products were produced on various dates from June 16, 2016 through Oct.12, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [ View Label ]
- 1-lb, 2-lb and 3-lb plastic tubs of “Chicharrones J&J Rendered Animal Fat”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 31638” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to various retail locations in California.
The problem was discovered on Oct.12, 2016 by a FSIS consumer safety during label verification activities.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness or 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls .
Media and consumers with questions about the recall can contact George Velazquez, HACCP Manager, at (714) 543-1310.
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 .