Iowa Firm Recalls Pork Jerky Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Recall Release CLASS II RECALL

Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 –Formosa Food Company, Inc., a Hull, Iowa, establishment is recalling approximately 1,133 pounds of a pork jerky product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, wheat, which is not declared on the label.

The following products are subject to recall: [Label]

16-oz. individual packages of “Formosa Brand Pork Szu (Cooked Seasoned Dried Pork Product)”

The product bears the establishment number “EST. 2446” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The product was produced on various dates through Nov. 29, 2012. There is no expiration date on the product. The product was distributed via Internet and direct sales nationwide.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a label review. Wheat is a sub-ingredient in the soy sauce used to make the product and is not listed on the final label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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 and media with questions about the recall should contact Plant Supervisor Jennifer Shih at (712) 439-1065.