Empacadora Frape, USA LLC in Houston, TX, is recalling 20,455 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) pork chicharron and pork carnitas products that were not presented for import reinspection into the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products, and it was determined that the products were not presented for reinspection.

FSIS is concerned that these products may be available in retailers’ deli counters and available for consumers to purchase. Also, these products may be in retailers’ freezers.

The recalled items were shipped to retail locations in California.                 

Recalled products:

  • 19- to 24-lb. box containing “Chicharrón con carne/Pork Skin with Meat” with lot codes 2193CON0281, 2203CON0283, 2213CON0285, 2223CON0287, 2233CON0289 and use by date between August 7-11, 2024, and shipping mark 176.
  • 24- to 30-lb. box containing “Carnitas de Cerdo/Seasoned Pieces of Pork Meat” with lot codes 2123CON0272, 2133CON0273, 2193CON0282, 2203CON0284, 2213CON0286, 2223CON0288, 2233CON0290 and use by date between July 31, 2024-August 1, 2024, and between August 7, 2024-August 11, 2024, and shipping mark 177.

The products subject to recall bear Mexican establishment number “TIF No. 681” inside the Mexican mark of inspection. Product labels can be viewed here.

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Retailers are urged not to serve these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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