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NJ Among Multiple States to Recall Over 13,000 Pounds of Guatemalan Pork Rinds

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

DEKA Trading Corp., the importer of record located in Miami, Fla., recalled approximately 13,771 pounds of imported ready-to-eat pork rind products.


U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  said the products were imported from Guatemala, a country ineligible to export meat products to the United States. 

The following products are subject to recall, regardless of the product date:     

  • 5.3 oz. (150g) foil pouch packages containing “TorTrix Con Chicharrón.”

The products subject to recall do not bear an establishment number nor a USDA mark of inspection.

FSIS officials said these items were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities. Guatemala is not eligible to import meat products into the United States.


There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ pantries. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.