Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Food Safety Recall – Imported Ready-To-Eat Pork Rind Products

GEORGIA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND, VIRGINIA

PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON, June 2, 2023 – DEKA Trading Corp., the importer of record located in Miami, Fla., is recalling approximately 13,771 pounds of imported ready-to-eat pork rind products. The products were imported from Guatemala, a country ineligible to export meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall, regardless of the product date [view labels]:     

  • 5.3 oz. (150g) foil pouch packages containing “TorTrix Con Chicharrón.”

The products subject to recall do not bear an establishment number nor a USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities. Guatemala is not eligible to import meat products into the United States.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Alejandro Mencos, President, DEKA Trading Corp. at 305-716-8375 or deka@dekatrading.net.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

Product Images

Recall-020-2023.pdf

Company Information

ESTABLISHMENT ID
PROCESSING CATEGORY

Heat Treated – Shelf Stable

Company Contact Information

COMPANY CONTACT

DEKA Trading Corp

Alejandro Mencos

(305) 716-8375

deka@dekatrading.net

FSIS Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT

Congressional and Public Affairs

Meredith Carothers

(202)720-9113

FSISpress@usda.gov

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2023