Hull-Based Food Company Recalls Product Due To Failure To List “Wheat” As One Of The Ingredients

Date posted - April 11, 2013

pork szuHull, Iowa — A Hull-based company has recalled one of its products.

Formosa Food Company, Incorporated of Hull 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 product subject to recall is 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 Food Safety Inspection Service 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.

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

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