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Pork Is First Meat Recall of 2010

The first meat recall of 2010 occurred over the weekend when San Bernardino, CA-based Rudolph Foods Company Inc. asked consumers to send back 205 pounds of pork skin products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the Rudolph Foods pork was mislabeled and contained an undeclared allergen–milk.

Milk is a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Recalled were 3.5-ounce packages of “Pepe’s Gigante Louisiana Hot Sauce Flavored Cracklins.”

Each package bears a use by date of “03/19/2010,” as well as the establishment number “EST. 0525” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The pork skin products were produced on December 18, 2009, and were sent to distributors in Southern California.

The company, following a product check, discovered the problem. FSIS has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Last year, there were 68 recalls of FSIS-regulated meat products.

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