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Possible Listeria Risk Causes 54,000 Pound Pork Recall

Autentico Foods, a Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., firm, is recalling approximately 54,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork products that were not produced in accordance with its food safety plan for its Listeria prerequisite program, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Oct. 27.

listeria.jpgThe recall involves pork products that bear the establishment number “EST 31810″ inside the mark of inspection including 10-pound boxes of “Autentico Foods Corp. CHICHARRON BELLIE GRUESO FRIED PORK BELLIES THICK”; 5-ounce bags of “AUTENTICO FOODS Chicharron Delgado FRIED PORK SKINS”; 8-ounce bags of “AUTENTICO FOODS Chicharron Delgado FRIED PORK SKINS”; and 7-ounce bags of “AUTENTICO FOODS CHICHARRON CRACKLIN FRIED PORK CRACKLIN.”

The fried pork products have production dates of May 8, 2010, through September 29, 2010, appearing as “050810″ through “092910″ printed on each package. They were distributed to retail establishments in California.

The company also is recalling pickled pork skin products including 7-ounce jars of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”; 15-ounce jars of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”; 2-pound jars of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”; 5-pound jars of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”; 11-pound jars of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”; 4-pound jars of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”; and 4-ounce pouches of “AUTENTICO FOODS Cueritos En Vinagre PICKLED PORK SKINS”.

The pickled pork skin products bear lot numbers “09410X” through “23810X,” where “X” may be replaced with a numeral 1 through 5, printed on each container. They were distributed to retail establishments in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.