Friday, November 18, 2016

Worcestershire Sauce With Soy - Lots of BBQ Pork Recalled Due to Missing Allergen on Label

A North Carolina company is recalling over 200,000 lbs of pork BBQ after discovering an allergen mislabeling issue - soy was not declared on the label although it was used in the recipe in the form of
Worcestershire Sauce.  The issue was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel.

Worcestershire sauce contains many different ingredients and those ingredients can differ depending upon the manufacturer.  Normally, it contains anchovies, which is a fish allergen, but not always soy.  In this case, the soy was listed in as part of the flavorings. The Lea & Perrins brand from Heinz, which is considered the authentic Worcestershire Sauce, does not list soy as a component.

USDA Recall Notice
Morty Pride Meats, Inc. Recalls Pork Barbeque Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class II Recall 108-2016
Health Risk: Low Nov 17, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina
(202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2016 – Morty Pride Meats, Inc., a Fayetteville, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 237,891 pounds of pork barbeque products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were produced with Worcestershire sauce that contains soy, a known allergen which was not declared on the finished product label.
The pork barbeque items were produced and packaged from Nov. 15, 2014 through Nov. 11, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 5-lb. of vacuum sealed bags of “Morty Pride Pork Barbeque, Electronically Cooked.”
  • 12-oz of plastic cups of “Morty Pride Premium Pork Barbeque, Electronically Cooked.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6668” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions and retail locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a random label verification on Nov. 16, 2016.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness, injury, or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Mickey Hudson, President, at (910) 483-6004.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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