Weekly Recall Roundup: Don't Stick Your Fork in This Pork!

With the first month of the year more than half way over, the food and beverage industry has already seen its fair share of recalls. This week, some of the more significant recalls throughout the food industry included:

With the first month of the year more than half way over, the food and beverage industry has already seen its fair share of recalls.

This week, some of the more significant recalls throughout the food industry included:

Pork

You won’t be sticking your fork in this pork anytime soon. Georgia firm Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co. is recalling 931 pounds of tasso, or pork shoulder.

The company, located in Marietta, Ga., said the recall is because of a misbranding and failure to note that the product may carry traces of peanut — a well-known food allergen.

Officials said the pork was shipped to various restaurants throughout the state and was produced between August 25 and January 14.

The company officials said the issue came to light when Heywood’s ingredient supplier told them that the ground cumin spice used during production may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

As of late, no allergic reactions have been reported.

Black Bean Burgers

On Monday, MorningStar Farms issued a recall of its Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers.

Like the pork, the MorningStar burgers were recalled for possibly containing undeclared peanuts.

The Michigan-based company was notified by a third party supplier that one of the spice ingredients used in its burgers may inadvertently contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient lists.

Those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or even life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

For a full description on the products recalled and on what dates, view the FDA’s listing here.

More Apples

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency expanded the recall of apple products to now include P.E.I.

The agency says Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling its apple slices over possible listeria contamination.

The apples were exported by Bidart Brothers in the U.S. and then sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

The measure follows a recall of Granny Smith and Gala apples at the end of 2014. 

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