California firm recalls pork products due to possible adulteration

October 29, 2010

Autentico Foods, Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., is recalling approximately 54,000 lbs of ready-to-eat pork products that it produced not in accordance with its food safety plan, failing to take the steps it had determined were necessary to produce safe products, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The problem was discovered through a review of company records by FSIS in-plant inspection personnel. The review uncovered evidence to show that the establishment’s food safety records cannot be relied upon to document compliance with its Listeria prerequisite program. Therefore, FSIS must consider the products to be adulterated and has acted to remove the products from commerce. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

The recalled pork products bear the establishment number “EST 31810” inside the mark of inspection. The fried pork products recalled have production dates of May 8, 2010 through Sept. 29, 2010, appearing as “050810” through “092910” printed on each package. They were distributed to retail establishments in California. The pickled pork skin products recalled bear lot numbers “09410X” through “23810X,” where “X” may be replaced with a numeral 1 through 5, printed on each container. They were distributed to retail establishments in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

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