Public Health Alert Issued For Ready-to-Eat Pork Snack Stick Products

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The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for Country Meats' ready-to-eat "HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks" due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

The affected product labeled as "Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks" may actually contain Chili Cheese flavor pork snack sticks. The product may contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, FSIS said in a statement.

Each unit of "Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks In Colored Casing Smoke Flavoring Added" with best-by date "11/06/2021" bear establishment number "EST. 17433".

"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," FSIS added.

These items were sold online to individual customers who further sold it as a fundraiser item.

The problem was discovered when the company received consumer complaints about cheese in the Hot BBQ flavored snack sticks. However, there have been no reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.

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