WASHINGTON – Rochester, New York-based Zweigle’s Inc. issued a recall of approximately 6,082 lbs. of ready-to-eat olive loaf pork products due to sodium nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The olive loaf pork items were produced from June 29, 2018, through Aug. 27, 2018.

The problem was discovered on Sept. 20, 2018, by FSIS inspectors while performing routine label verification. FSIS discovered that Zweigle’s formulation for the use of sodium nitrite, a restricted ingredient, exceeded the regulatory limit.

The following item was subject to recall:

•    Approximate 9-lb. boxes containing two-half loaves of “Olive LOAF Oven Baked” with “Use By” dates of 8/22/18, 9/12/18, 9/19/18, 10/4/18 and 10/17/18 and case code 070534075225.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5333” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in western New York as intact loaves for slicing.