WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a public health alert for rendered pork fat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

The agency said a recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

The affected items include:

  • 1.8-lb. plastic containers of “MANTECA RENDERED PORK FAT DON PANCHITO”

The rendered pork fat items were produced on various dates from Nov. 26, 2021, to April 29, 2022. The products bear establishment number “EST. 19900” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a warehouse distributor in Bronx, NY.

FSIS was notified by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets that the rendered pork fat products were produced and shipped into commerce without the benefit of FSIS inspection.  

These products are misbranded due to the unauthorized use of the marks of federal inspection.

FSIS noted that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. The agency is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or pantries. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.