Supreme Cuisine, a Montgomery City, Missouri food production facility, is recalling approximately 325,000 pounds of meat and poultry fat and lard products due to a processing deviation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
A processing deviation is a defect that occurs when processing a product. For Supreme Cuisine, containers were not sealed properly, which may result in the potential growth and survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the FSIS said.
The duck, beef and pork fat and lard items were produced and packaged from June 1, 2016 through May 8, 2017. The products have a one-year shelf life.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34595” or “P-34595” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold through the internet and shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint of a loose lid from an internet customer.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, but consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away.