Ineligible pork chicharrones recalled after product imported from Honduras

Country is not eligible to export pork products to the United States.

September 26, 2023

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Del Valle Import and Export, LLC, a distributor and importer located in Kenner, Louisiana, is recalling approximately 1,271 pounds of ready-to-eat pork chicharrones product that was imported from Honduras, a country ineligible to export pork products to the United States, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced.

The following product is subject to recall, regardless of the product date [view label]:

  • 100g foil pouch packages containing “DEL RANCHO CHICHARRONES AUTENTICOS 100% PRODUCTO DE CERDO.”

The product subject to recall does not bear an establishment number nor a USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to distributors and retail locations in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

The problem was discovered during a routine FSIS surveillance activity at a retail store where the agency found the pork chicharrones product from Honduras.

Honduras is not eligible to export pork products to the U.S. According to the 2021 Honduras Foreign Audit Report, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service restricts exports of raw pork to the United States because of classical swine fever.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

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