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Editor's Note: This release is being reissued to expand the August 23, 2013 recall to include additional products and an additional allergen.

Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif. establishment, is recalling a total of approximately 69,123 pounds of cured pork products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products contain wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the labels.

Recall 046-2013 is being expanded to include the following products:

  • 12-lb. blocks of "PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD" distributed in cases for restaurant and wholesale use nationwide.
  • 6-oz. cups of "PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD" distributed at retail, restaurants and wholesale locations nationwide.

The following products were named in the August 23, 2013 recall release:

  • 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of "Tay Ho Cured Pork Artificially Colored." This product was distributed for institutional use nationwide.     
  • 14-oz. packages of "Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage With Pork Ears And Snouts." This product was distributed for retail sales nationwide.
  • 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of "Don Café Cured Pork Meat and Binder Product Pork skin added." This product was distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas area.

All of the products bear the establishment number "EST. 1627A" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. They can be further identified by a case code "213001" through "213234." All products were produced between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 22, 2013. 

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label review. The problem is believed to have occurred due to a change in the company's spice mix, which was not reflected on the products' labels.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products

USDA Recall Classifications

Class 1 - This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Class 2 - This is a health hazard situation when there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.

Class 3 - This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

NOTE: Access news releases and other information at FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls.  

Follow FSIS on Twitter at twitter.com/usdafoodsafety or in Spanish at: twitter.com/usdafoodsafe_es.

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