Dallas meat producer recalling beef and pork products

Lao Chareune Foods, a Dallas, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 8,200 pounds of various beef and pork products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and misbranded, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have announced.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 3-oz. and 8-oz. packages containing “Pork Snack Stick”
  • 3.20-oz. packages containing “Seasoned Fried Beef”
  • 1.76-oz. packages containing “Fried Pork Skins”
  • 1.20-oz. packages containing “.”

Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 13479” inside the USDA mark of inspection. There are no production or expiration dates on the products in commerce. The pork snack stick is also misbranded in that it is raw and as such cannot be labeled as a snack stick. FSIS has determined that the products were produced from May 22, 2012 to the present and distributed to retail establishments in Louisiana and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS enforcement personnel who identified the products in commerce labeled with the USDA mark of inspection and determined that they were produced without the benefit of inspection.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care 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 recalled product is no longer available to consumers. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. 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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CTMonday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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