Cooked pork products recalled

The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health has issued an advisory on the recall of two varieties of cooked pork because of potential contamination by a peanut allergen.

The recall concerns packages of El Toro cooked pork containing two or four pieces and Vida Latina pork containing two pieces.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the recall this week because the products had been inadvertently misbranded and contained an undeclared peanut allergen. According to the FDA, the allergen “can result in serious health consequences or death for persons with peanut allergies.”

The FDA discovered the potential for contamination during routine testing it was carrying out.

According to a statement released by the DEH on Wednesday, environmental health officers identified that the pork products were being sold in Cayman. All the affected items have been removed from the supermarkets and wholesalers.

“Consumers are cautioned not to eat any remaining product that they may have in their possession, and products should be discarded,” the DEH said in the statement.

For more information on the recall, phone the DEH at 949-6696.