If you have pork loin fritter in your refrigerator or freezer, head there right now and check the label: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends inspecting it for your safety—and possibly tossing it out. The public health agency announced that Oklahoma-based AdvancePierre Foods is recalling 4,137 pounds of this meat after hard pieces of plastic were found inside of it.
AdvancePierre Foods produced the raw, frozen cubed pork loin steak fritter on June 16, 2022. The "GOLD LABEL AdvancePierre Our Deluxe Cubed Pork Loin Streak Fritters" were shipped to distributors in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia. From there, the meat was distributed to restaurants and other food service operations. The FSIS has received two complaints from restaurant staff members who reported that they found plastic in the pork product.
Although no illnesses in relation to the pork loin fritter have been reported, the FSIS is urging consumers to throw away the meat or return it to the purchase location. Any consumers with questions about this recall can contact the USDA by calling the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or messaging the live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. E.ST. Monday through Friday.
Other common food safety questions can be viewed on Ask USDA; you can have any specific queries answered by emailing MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that would like to report a meat, poultry, or egg product issue, visit the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System, which can be accessed 24 hours a day.