Formosa Pork Jerky Recall [US]

US/Washington: Formosa Food Company recalls approximately 1,133 pounds of Pork Jerky due to undeclared wheat, a known allergen. USDA:

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Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following product is subject to this recall:

  • Formosa Brand Pork Szu (Cooked Seasoned Dried Pork Product) 16-oz. individual packages

Additional information:
According to the USDA, the recalled Pork Jerky bears the establishment number or “EST. 2446” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The foodstuff was produced on various dates through November 29, 2012. There is no expiration date on the product. The product was distributed via Internet and direct sales nationwide.

About Wheat Allergies:
For some people, wheat (and wheat products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, wheat products may not “look” or “sound” like wheat. People with a wheat allergy would suspect products such as all breads, cakes, breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, beer, soy sauce and even condiments, such as ketchup, as having wheat unless specifically declared otherwise.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to wheat or wheat ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at:

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-027-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1852
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