Undeclared allergens prompt animal fat product recall

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WASHINGTON – The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of 2,064 lbs. of pork lard products that were misbranded and contained an undeclared allergen. The product contained the allergen milk and sodium nitrite, which are not declared on the product label.

FSIS discovered the problem on Oct.12 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.

The products were sold from June 16, 2016 through Oct. 12, 2016. The affected items include 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.
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