The smoked pork Linguica link products were produced on various dates between January 8, 2021, and February 6, 2023. The following products are subject to the public health alert [view labels]:
The products bear establishment number “EST. 8262” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold through retail sales in California.
The problem was discovered during routine inspection activities when FSIS observed the establishment adding nonfat dry milk to an ingredient in the Linguica links products. The finished product labels for these Linguica links products do not identify nonfat dry milk as an ingredient and do not declare milk as an allergen.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers with a dairy allergy who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the public health alert can contact Antonio Caetano, owner of Goulart’s Sausage Co., at 408-279- 8130.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.