WASHINGTON – Miami-based Sofia Chicharones Inc. has issued a health alert on approximately 1,100 pounds of pork crackling products on concerns they may be contaminated with Salmonella.


The Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday that the following product is subject to the alert: 1-pound and 5-pound bags of “FULLY COOKED PORK CRACKLINGS WITH ATTACHED SKIN.” Each packages bears a label with the establishment number “EST. 21055” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a “PACKED DATE” of “051208-1.”


The FSIS said that the products were sold at Sofia Chicharones’ store in Miami on May 12. They are no longer available at the store. Consumers who have the pork cracklings should dispose of the products.


The problem was discovered in routine FSIS testing of the products, the agency said. There have been no reports of illness related to the alert.