WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2018 (USDA FSIS release) — Zweigle’s Inc., a Rochester, New York establishment, is recalling 6,082 pounds of ready-to-eat olive loaf pork products due to sodium nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.
The olive loaf pork items were produced from June 29, 2018 through Aug. 27, 2018. The following product is subject to recall:
- Approximate 9-lb. boxes containing two-half loaves of “Olive LOAF Oven Baked” with “Use By” dates of 8/22/18, 9/12/18, 9/19/18, 10/4/18 and 10/17/18 and case code 070534075225.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5333” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in western New York as intact loaves for slicing.
The problem was discovered on Sept. 20, 2018 by FSIS inspectors while performing routine label verification activities. FSIS discovered that the establishment’s formulation for the use of sodium nitrite, a restricted ingredient, exceeded the regulatory limit.
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 is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. 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.