By Ann Bagel Storck for Meatingplace. Used by permission.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert for approximately 1,100 pounds of fully cooked pork crackling products produced at Sofia Chicharones Inc. in Miami that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The public health alert applies to 1-pound and 5-pound bags of “FULLY COOKED PORK CRACKLINGS WITH ATTACHED SKIN.” Each package bears a label with the establishment number “EST. 21055” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a “PACKED DATE” of “051208-1.” â€¨
The products were sold in the establishment’s retail store in Miami on May 12. FSIS has confirmed that these products are no longer available for sale at this establishment, but consumers are urged to look for and discard or destroy these products if they find them.
This public health alert was initiated after the product tested positive for salmonella during FSIS routine microbiological sampling. The agency has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of products subject to this alert.