Special to the News-Times
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nuevo Garcia Foods, LLC, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,784 pounds of pulled pork product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The product may contain soy lecithin, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The fully cooked, pulled pork product was produced on May 15, and is the 2-pound package containing “H-E-B SMOKEHOUSE FULLY COOKED SMOKED SEASONED PULLED PORK WITH BBQ SAUCE” with lot code “3135” on the label, and best by dates 8/18/2023, 8/25/2023 and 9/1/2023.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “13205-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to an H-E-B warehouse for distribution to retail locations in Texas.
FSIS inspection personnel discovered the problem during routine label verification review and determined that soy lecithin was not listed on the pulled pork product label when it was used prior to the cooking process.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some of the product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Julie Morrison, VP of Operations, Nuevo Garcia Foods, LLC, at 210-349-6262 Ext. 3102. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Bobby McGee, President and CEO, Nuevo Garcia Foods, LLC, at 871-235-9060.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.