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Pork Rolls Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

A Chicago-based company is voluntarily recalling 13,200 pounds of raw and ready-to-eat pork roll products because they contain an undeclared allergen – wheat – which was not listed on packaging.

BaLe Meat Processing and Wholesale, Inc. issued the recall Friday after USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the problem during labeling verification procedures at the facility.

Officials discovered that the baking powder used in the pork rolls contained wheat, but that this allergen was not listed as an ingredient.

Products subject to recall include:

– BaLe “Cha Bi (Skin Pork Patty Roll)”

– BaLe “Cha Lua (Steamed Pork Patty Roll)”

– BaLe “Cha Chien (Fried Pork Patty Roll)”

– BaLe “Cha Hue (Spicy Pork Patty Roll)”

– BaLe “Cha Lua La Chuoi (Steamed Pork Roll Wrapped in Banana Leaves)”, and

– BaLe “Cha Lua (Raw Pork Roll finished product)”

The pork rolls may have been sold in packages of several different sizes, including .42-pound pieces shipped in 42-pound cases, .84-pound pieces shipped in 42-pound cases, 1.87-pound pieces shipped in 56-pound cases or 5-pound pieces shipped in 30-pound cases.

The affected products are marked with establishment number “EST. 18442,” located inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. They were shipped to retail locations in Oakland, California; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Dorchester, Massachusetts and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

No allergic reactions have been reported in connection with the recalled pork rolls according to FSIS. The agency recommends that anyone who may concerned about a reaction contact his or her healthcare provider.

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