The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the USDA recently announced a recall of approximately 140,000 pounds of fully cooked assorted meat products. Westlake Food Corporation, a Santa Ana, Calif., company, is recalling approximately 140,000 pounds of fully cooked assorted meat products because they contain an undeclared allergen, wheat starch. Wheat is a known allergen and it is not declared on the products' label.
The FSIS has listed the following products as under recall:
Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 1627A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The assorted meat products were produced between January 1, 2010 and April 14, 2010, unless otherwise noted above. These products were distributed to restaurants and retail establishments nationwide. To view a pdf of the labels, click here.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Oanh Dam at (714) 973-2286. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.