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US: Cured pork recall due to misbranding

Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 47,419 pounds (21509.3kg) of cured pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label review, and is believed to have occurred due to a change in the company’s spice mix, which was not reflected on the products’ labels.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Artificially Coloured.” This product was distributed for institutional use nationwide.
  • 14-oz. packages of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage With Pork Ears And Snouts.” This product was distributed for retail sales nationwide.
  • 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Don Café Cured Pork Meat and Binder Product Pork skin added.” This product was distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas area.

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 1627A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. They can be further identified by a case code “233001” through “213234.” All products were produced between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 22, 2013.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

For questions go to Ask Karen, the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at  or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit

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