Embutidos Fanguito, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Mislabeling, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall
Health Risk: High
Date: June 20, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 – Embutidos Fanguito, Inc., a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 984 pounds of pork products due to mislabeling, misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product label incorrectly identified it as cooked product. In addition, the products may contain soy, a known allergen, and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which are not declared on the finished product label.
The scope of this recall expansion now includes 530 pounds of fresh, sliced pork chorizo products produced and packed on various dates from Oct. 16, 2016 through June 16, 2017.[View Label]
- 2-oz. sealed packages containing “Embutidos El Fanguito Chorizo” with a sell by date of Sept. 17, 2017.
On June 16, Embutidos Fanguito, Inc. recalled approximately 454 pounds of pork products produced and packaged on various dates from April 18, 2017 to June 13, 2017. The products have a 90-day shelf life.
- 8-oz. sealed packages containing six slices of “Jamon Vicky Lasqueado Smoked Flavor Added Sliced Cooked Ham & Water Product.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45659” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.
The problem was discovered on June 19, 2017 during follow-up label review and inspection activities by FSIS personnel.
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.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall can contact Demetrio Lugo, Embutidos Fanguito, Inc., owner, at (305) 300-2902.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.