Chicago-based Evans Food Group Ltd. has issued a recall for more than 10,000 pounds of pork products that were distributed over the past few weeks across several western states. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service shared the recall notice for "approximately 10,359 pounds of pork pellet products" on October 14, and explained that over a dozen different products were being recalled because they were "not presented for import re-inspection into the United States."
Per the notice, the pork in question was imported to the U.S. on September 15, 2021, and was then processed into packaged pork rinds and chicharrones. All of the recalled products have the establishment number "EST. 6030" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Additionally, the products were sold in retail locations (including 7-Eleven) in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington.
The following products are subject to the recall:
Mac's 3oz Original Porkskin 12ct
Mac's 5oz Original Porkskin 8ct
Mac's 5oz Jalapeño Porkskin 8ct
7-Select 2.1oz Chili Lime Porkskin 6ct
7-Select 2.1oz Original Porkskin 6ct
7-Select 2.1oz BBQ Porkskin 6ct
7-Select 2.1oz Hot Porkskin 6ct
Turkey Creek 2oz Chili Lime HOLE PUNCH Porkskin
Turkey Creek 2oz Original HOLE PUNCH Porkskin 12ct
Turkey Creek 4oz BBQ Porkskin 12ct
Turkey Creek 4oz Hot Porkskin 12ct
Turkey Creek 4oz Dill Pickle Porkskin 12ct
Turkey Creek 4oz Original Porkskin 12ct
Cazo de Oro 8oz Hot Porkskin 15ct
Cazo de Oro 3.5oz Hot Porkskin 24ct
Mac's 1.5oz BBQ Skin Caddy 2-7ct
Pamana 2.25oz S&V Porkskin 12ct
Cazo de Oro 5lb Sancocho 1ct (four different lots)
If you think you may have purchased one or more of the above products, see specific product images here.
According to the USDA, the issue with the above packaged foods was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance of imported products. Currently, there have been no reports of anyone having an adverse reaction to any of these products, but consumers who have purchased them are being urged not to eat them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions can contact Arturo Gutierrez, Vice President of Research and Development at Evans Food Group Ltd. at (800) 543-7113.