WASHINGTON, July 2, 2018 – Nueske’s Meat Products, Inc., a Wittenberg, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,946 pounds of pork products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain brown rice flour and glycerin, ingredients that are not declared on the product label.
The fully cooked braised pork items were packaged on various dates between Feb. 24, 2017 and May 23, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]
- 1-lb. 6-oz. (22 oz.) vacuum-sealed packages containing “NUESKE’S BRAISED PORK MEDALLIONS in a mushroom pork demi-glace” with lot codes 700053, 600342, 700055, 700145, 700243, 700250, 700261, 800039, 800066 and 800114.
- 2.5-lb. (40 oz.) vacuum-sealed packages containing “NUESKE’S BRAISED PORK SHANK In Pork Demi-Glace” with lot codes 700035, 700047, 700098, 700166, 700228, 700238,700242, 700256, 700262, 700144, 800032, 800046, 800087 and 800108.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 20341” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped directly to consumers nationwide via internet and mail order sales.
The problem was discovered on June 29, 2018 when the firm informed FSIS that the supplier had reformulated the product without notifying the firm.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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 with questions about the recall can contact Tammy Beran, Quality Assurance Director, Nueske’s Meat Products, Inc., at (715) 253-4058. Consumers wishing to return the product for a refund or replacement should contact Nueske’s Customer Service Department at (800) 720-1153. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Megan Dorsch, Marketing Manager, Nueske’s Meat Products, Inc., at (715) 253-4006.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.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 10 a.m. to 6 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: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.