KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina company that makes pork skins is recalling the products after authorities warned eating them could cause “adverse health consequences or death,” according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Two Brothers Pork Skins, of Kannapolis, shipped the pork skins to various areas of North and South Carolina.
The recall notice issued Friday said that products contained several items that were not on the product labels.
The recalled items have “EAST. 40259” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was detected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which identified the product with missing ingredients on the label at a store. The items were shipped to a distributor and stores in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The items not declared on labels include tomato puree, chorizo powder, vinegar, orange juice, garlic, black pepper, onion and spices.
Officials said the recall was a “Class I” level, which indicates “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The pork skins made on various unknown dates.
The following products are recalled:
- 16-oz plastic containers of “TWO BROTHERS DOS HERMANOS CUERITOS PORK SKIN IN BRINE” on the label.
- 16-oz. clear, vacuum-sealed packages containing “TWO BROTHERS DOS HERMANOS CHiCHARRON PRENSADO Fried Pork Skins” on the label.
- 15-lbs. (240-oz.) clear, vacuum-sealed packages containing “TWO BROTHERS DOS HERMANOS CHiCHARRON PRENSADO Fried Pork Skins” on the label.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Margarita Moran, the owner of Two Brothers Pork Skins at (704) 617-8639.