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:
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 m.askkaren.gov. 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 https://ccms.fsis.usda.gov/.