Pork snack sticks sold online for fundraising purposes may contain milk, an allergen, which is not listed in the ingredients.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Country Meats Hot BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks may actually contain the Chili Cheese flavor. The Chili Cheese flavor contains milk.
“FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers with allergic reactions to dairy are aware that these products should not be consumed.
A recall was not requested because the pork products were sold directly to individual members of the public and it is believed that the affected products are no longer available to be directly purchased from the establishment.”
The product in question is:
1-oz. individual units of “Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks In Colored Casing Smoke Flavoring Added” with best-by date of Nov. 6, 2021. The establishment number is EST. 17433 printed inside the USDA mark of inspection.
“The problem was discovered when the producing establishment received consumer complaints reporting cheese in the Hot BBQ flavored snack sticks. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.”
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