WASHINGTON – Arlington, Texas-based Evans Food Group Ltd. announced a recall of approximately 3,796 lbs of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork skin products due to misbranding, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture said. The products contain soy, a known allergen, that is not declared on the product label.
The affected products include:
- 10-oz box of “Mac’s CHICHARRONES PORK SKINS Hot & Spicy VARIETY PACK 10 SINGLES” containing 1-oz bags of “Mac’s CHICHARRONES PORK SKINS RED HOT FRIED PORK SKINS” with “best-by” dates 7/8/2020, 7/29/2020, 8/1/2020, 8/17/2020 and 8/19/2020 and lot codes 20106, 20107, 20113, 20118, 20122, 20125, 20128 and 20129 represented on the label. The fried pork skin items were produced from April 15, 2020, to May 11, 2020, FSIS said.
The “red hot” fried pork skins are packaged in a variety pack that does not declare soy on the outside package display panel, FSIS said. However, soy is declared on the individual 1-oz product label and is listed in the individual product’s list of ingredients. FSIS said consumers would not be able to see the soy ingredient on the label unless they open the larger box. The problem was discovered by the company during a records review.
The fried pork skins bear establishment number “EST. 7293” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
FSIS noted that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.