Distribuidora El Paisano Import LLC, a distributor and the importer of record located in Providence, RI, is recalling 1,715 pounds of imported ready-to-eat pork rind products they were illegally imported from Guatemala.

Guatemala is ineligible to export meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The following product is subject to recall, regardless of the product date:

  • 5.3 oz. (150g) foil pouch packages containing “TorTrix Con Chicharrón.”

The product subject to recall does not bear an establishment number nor a USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

The problem was discovered during a routine FSIS surveillance activity at a retail store where the agency found the pork rind product from Guatemala.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Alvaro Ortega, owner, Distribuidora El Paisano Import, LLC, at 401-330-0024 or email at aortega2020@hotmail.com.