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Pork Rind Plant Temporarily Shuts Down After Finding Salmonella

A Dallas pork rind factory has halted operations to do a deep clean after finding Salmonella in their plant, according to a local news source.

NBC Dallas Fort Worth reported Friday that Rudolph Foods found four positives for Salmonella on the floor in their “pro-cook” area.

While the company said they did not find any positive in their finished product or on food contact surfaces, they continuously check for bacteria and if they find a positive they initiate a thoroughly cleaning.

They said they expect to resume full production in a week.

“This is a USDA inspected facility, and the onsite inspector has been informed throughout this process, and are supportive of the plant actions,” the company told NBC 5. “We’re confident there are no risks to any finished product.  We can be certain, because not only is there a validated kill step in the fryer process, but all of our seasoning goes through our Sensitive Ingredient Program.”

NBC DFW reported that Dallas plant has been up and running since 2003 and can produce 15 million pounds of pork rinds per year.

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  • Theresa Kentner

    I would like to see more of the recall information show up on the FNS facebook page. Right now it seems real hit or miss.