WASHINGTON, October 14, 2021 – Evans Food Group Ltd., a subsidiary in Chicago, Illinois, is recalling approximately 10,359 pounds of pork pellet products that have not been presented for re-importation into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said today.
The pork pellet products were imported on September 15, 2021 and processed into pork rind and Chicharrones items. The products affected by the recall are listed here.
The products affected by the recall bear the company number “EST. 6030 “USDA-approved. These items have shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS monitoring activities of imported products.
There are no confirmed reports of side effects from consuming these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should see a doctor.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be found in consumer pantries. 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 reviews to ensure that recalling companies are responding to their Customers of the recall and that steps are being taken to ensure the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Arturo Gutierrez, Vice President Research and Development, Evans Food Group Ltd. at (800) 543-7113. For media representatives with questions about the recall, please contact Jade Murray, Senior Vice President of Evans Food Group Ltd. at (800) 543-7113.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry toll-free hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or ask USDA live chat from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages at Ask USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the 24/7 online consumer complaint monitoring system is available at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.