Westlake Foods recalls more pork products

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Santa Ana, Calif.-based Westlake Foods has recalled an additional 69,123 lbs. of cured pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

This latest action expands on an earlier recall issued on Aug. 23 to include additional products and an additional allergen — soy. Wheat and soy ingredients are not declared on the product labels.

An FSIS inspector discovered the problem during a routine label review. FSIS said the problem may have occurred due to a change in the company’s spice mix, which was not reflected on the labels. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

The expanded recall includes:

• 12-lb. blocks of “PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD” distributed in cases for restaurant and wholesale use nationwide.
• 6-oz. cups of “PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD” distributed at retail, restaurants and wholesale locations nationwide.
• The following products were named in the Aug. 23, 2013 recall release:
• 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Artificially Colored.” This product was distributed for institutional use nationwide.
• 14-oz. packages of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage With Pork Ears And Snouts.” This product was distributed for retail sales nationwide.
• 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Don Café Cured Pork Meat and Binder Product Pork skin added.” This product was distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas area.

All of the products bear the establishment number “EST. 1627A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. They also have case codes “213001” through “213234.” All products were produced between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 22, 2013.
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