Mislabled pork hocks recalled
Han Yang Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 25,600 pounds of cooked pork hocks because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.
The products subject to recall include shrink wrapped packages of various weights of "Jang Chung Dong Han Yang King Joak Bal Cooked Pork Hocks." The products bear the establishment number "EST. 21880" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and have a four-month shelf life. The products subject to recall were produced between Oct. 7, 2011, and Feb. 7, 2012, and were distributed for wholesale and retail use in Los Angeles, Calif. and Chicago, Ill. areas.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a label review. The inspector reviewed the ingredient statement of a seasoning component used in the product and the finished product label and discovered that wheat, an allergen, was listed as an ingredient in the component, but not declared on the finished product label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.