BaLe Meat Processing and Wholesale Inc., a Chicago, Ill., establishment is recalling approximately 13,200 pounds of various raw and ready-to-eat pork roll products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, wheat, which is not declared on the label.
The products subject to recall include:
  • BaLe "Cha Bi (Skin Pork Patty Roll)"
  • BaLe "Cha Lua (Steamed Pork Patty Roll)"
  • BaLe "Cha Chien (Fried Pork Patty Roll)"
  • BaLe "Cha Hue (Spicy Pork Patty Roll)"
  • BaLe "Cha Lua La Chuoi (Steamed Pork Roll Wrapped in Banana Leaves)"
  • BaLe "Cha Lua (Raw Pork Roll finished product)"

The products affected may have been sold in various vacuum-sealed package sizes including: .42-pound pieces shipped in 42-pound cases, .84-pound pieces shipped in 42-pound cases, 1.87-pound pieces shipped in 56-pound cases or 5-pound pieces shipped in 30-pound cases.
The products bear the establishment number "EST. 18442" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The products were shipped to retail locations in Oakland, California; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Dorchester, Massachusetts; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during label verification procedures at the facility. Wheat is a sub-ingredient in the baking powder used to make the products and is not listed on the final label. The discrepancy may have occurred during the switch to a new ingredient supplier last September. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Source: FSIS