Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due To Mislabeling And Undeclared Allergens
by USDA FSIS
Posted: 2009-10-02 11:25:52 EST

WASHINGTON - Pampanga Food Corporation, an Anaheim, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 28,470 pounds of a frozen skinless sausage cooked cured pork longanisa product because it was inadvertently packaged with an incorrect label and may contain undeclared allergens, anchovies and/or sardines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Anchovies and sardines are known potential allergens that are not declared on the label. 

The following product is subject to recall:  

10-ounce frozen packages of "PAMPANGA Skinless Sausage COOKED CURED PORK LONGANISA." The front of each label bears a package code ranging from "03043" to "03790," as well as the establishment number "EST. 405" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The sausage products were produced on various dates ranging from January 7, 2009 to September 22, 2009, and were distributed to retail stores nationwide. 

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine product check. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.  

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.  

Consumer and media questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company's President, Reynaldo Reyes, at (714) 773-0537.  

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. 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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.  

Source:USDA FSIS