Two recalls involve 153,000 lbs. of products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Oct. 21 that Siler City, North Carolina-based Brookwood Farms Inc. has recalled approximately 126,570 lbs. of pulled pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

The fully cooked pulled pork items were produced between June 12, 2014, and Oct. 21, 2016, with 5-lb. plastic bags containing “COOKED PULLED PORK CARNITA STYLE,” subject to recall.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1740” inside the USDA mark of inspection and code 15006 on the label. These items were distributed for institutional use nationwide. The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel while conducting routine label verification activities.

Also on Oct. 21, St. Clair Foods Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, recalled approximately 26,800 lbs. of chicken and dumplings due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The chicken and dumplings products contain the known allergen milk which was not declared on the label.

The recalled items were produced on various dates from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

• 5-lb. plastic sealed packages containing “ST. CLAIR FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16257, 16264, and 16280.

• 2-lb. plastic sealed packages containing “ST. CLAIR FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16257, 16264, and 16280.

• 5-lb. plastic sealed packages containing “RON’S HOMESTYLE FOODS CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS” bearing package codes 16280, 16272, 16264, and 16257.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST-6568” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service warehouses and distributed for institutional use in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

The problem was discovered by the establishment on Oct. 20, 2016, during a review of product specifications. The ingredient supplier did not notify the establishment of a change in ingredients that included the addition of milk. St. Clair Farms notified FSIS immediately upon discovery of the allergen’s incorporation into the products.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury, illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of any of the recalled products from either company.  

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