More than 4,000 Pounds of Pork Have Been Recalled Due to Possible Plastic Contamination

published Oct 18, 2022
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After a massive recall of pork products last month, another brand of meat was recently flagged. 

AdvancePierre Foods, based in Oklahoma, just announced a recall of more than 4,000 pounds of pork loin fritter, which may be contaminated with pieces of plastic. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the company received complaints from restaurants after finding hard pieces of plastic in the product. 

The recalled pork loin fritters were produced in June 2022, then shipped to distributors in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia. The products were then sent to restaurants and other food service operators in these states, so it’s unlikely you’d have the recalled pork loin fritter at home. 

Just in case, the recalled products are 10.14-pound cases containing 27 pieces of Gold Label AdvancePierre Our Deluxe Cubed Pork Loin Steak Fritters with the lot code 162AFE06. So far, there haven’t been any reported adverse reactions from customers who consumed the product — but if you live in any of the affected states, it’s probably a good idea to steer clear of pork fritters for the time begin. 

As with all recalled foods, the FSIS is urging restaurants to discard or return the potentially affected pork. You can learn more about the recalled pork fritters on the FSIS recall page.

Wondering what other recalls and public health alerts have been issued lately from your favorite brands? Check out this page that’s updated regularly to stay in the know.