20,000 Pounds of Meatballs, Pork Products Recalled Across 10 States

The recall happened on the eve of Memorial Day Weekend

More than 20,000 pounds of meatballs and pork that are distributed across 10 states have been recalled for misbranding and potential allergens. Washington-based King's Command Food, LLC, is recalling it products, according to an announcement Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

King's Command Food (KCF) is recalling approximately 20,025 pounds of meat for containing eggs, milk and possibly wheat, all potential allergens, without being labeled on any of the eight lots getting recalled from California to Virginia.

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Meatballs prepared during The Meatball Shop Master Class hosted by Daniel Holzman at Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF

According to the food safety and inspection division of the USDA, the fully-cooked, not shelf-stable meat and poultry items were produced January 08, January 15 and March 03 this year.

These are the products getting recalled:

  • 10-lb. bulk-packed cases containing "3.75 oz RIB SHAPED PORK PATTIES WITH BBQ SAUCE" with code 2549616/72314 and "USE BY 3/2/2022," that contain undeclared wheat which is not represented on the label.
  • 15-lb. bulk-packed cases containing "3.0 oz RIB SHAPED PORK PATTIES WITH BBQ SAUCE" with code 72314 and "USE BY 3/2/2022", that contain undeclared wheat which is not represented on the label.
  • 15-lb. bulk-packed cases containing "0.50oz SWEDISH MEATBALLS" with code 72148 and "USE BY 1/7/2022", containing undeclared egg which is not represented on the label.
  • 14-lb. bulk-packed cases containing "0.50oz SWEDISH MEATBALLS WITH SAUCE" with code 72147 and "USE BY 1/7/2022", containing undeclared egg which is not represented on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk-packed cases containing "0.5 OZ CHICKEN AND BEEF MEATBALLS" with code 72180 and "USE BY 1/7/2022", containing undeclared milk which is not represented on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk-packed cases containing "0.50 oz MEATBALLS" with code 01380 displayed beneath the barcode and "USE BY 1/14/2022," containing undeclared egg and milk which is not represented on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk-packed cases containing ".5 oz HOMESTYLE MEATBALLS" with code 00133 and "USE BY 1/7/2022," containing undeclared milk which is not represented on the label.
  • 20-lb. bulk-packed cases containing ".5 OZ ITALIAN STYLE MEATBALLS" with code 72182 and "USE BY 3/2/2022," containing undeclared egg which is not represented on the label.

Each of the recalled products have the establishment number "EST. M1515A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. All eight recalled items were distributed in California, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

"The problem was discovered when the establishment determined that allergen-containing ingredients may have comingled with the recalled products that do not normally contain the identified allergens," the recall announcement stated. "There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider."

The food and safety services division of the USDA reminds people that this product may still be in the freezers of homes and restaurants, or any place that distributes them.

"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in food service freezers. 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," the USDA stated.