WASHINGTON The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert on Dec. 17 regarding misbranding of a ready-to-eat pork snack stick product that contained an undeclared allergen.

The product, “Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks,” may contain Chili Cheese flavor pork snack sticks and was produced on Nov. 6, 2020. The product may contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following product is subject to the public health alert:

  • 1-oz individual units of “Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks in Colored Casing Smoke Flavoring Added” with a best-by date of 11/06/2021.

The products bear establishment number “EST. 17433” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold online to individual customers who sold the product as a fundraiser item.