Westlake Foods Cured Pork Product Recall [US]

US USDA RecallUS/Washington: Westlake Foods recalls some Cured Pork Products due to misbranding, undeclared wheat, a known allergen. USDA: http://ht.ly/ohc2e

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-046-2013-release

Additional information:Cured Pork Products
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports following Pork Products are subject to this recall:

  • 11-pound to 13-pound cases of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Artificially Colored”. This product was distributed for institutional use nationwide.
  • 14-ounce packages of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage with Pork Ears and Snouts”. This product was distributed for retail sales nationwide.
  • 11-pound to 13-pound 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.

According to the USDA, the recalled Pork 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 January 1, 2013, and August 22, 2013.

Please note: this recall has been expanded to include more products and/or hazards. Please search for “Westlake Foods” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2463” for the earlier recall.

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. Products that are heavily processed, cured, smoked or similarly prepared may also have wheat ingredients.

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: http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-046-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2440
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