Consumers who have a wheat food allergy will want to avoid some pork products that are being recalled for labeling errors.
L&R Fine Fashions in Garden Grove is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of raw pork paste and ready-to-eat fried pork loaf because the packaging labels don't list wheat among the ingredients, according to the recall announced Wednesday.
The recalled product includes:
- 11-ounce packages of Kim Loan Gio Song Pork Paste
- 14-ounce chubs of Kim Loan Cha Chien Fried Pork Loaf produced between Jan. 22, 2010 and Dec. 6, 2010
The problem was discovered when a U.S. Department of Agriculture investigation found both of the products contained undeclared wheat, according to news reports.
Wheat is a known food allergen, and the pork products could be harmful for those who have the allergen and eat the food.
Common food poisoning symptoms of wheat allergies include skin rashes like eczema and hives, asthma, tissue swelling, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. More serious reactions can include anaphylactic shock. Reactions may become more severe with repeated exposure.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I advise anyone who is allergic to wheat or has friends or family members allergic to the grain to throw out the pork products or return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.