Pork Free MREs recalled
AmeriQual Foods is voluntarily recalling specific lots of pork-free Meal, Ready-to-eat (MRE) product because it contains pork, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent April 17. MRE menus one through 12 are pork-free options. The recall was initiated after discovering Menu 8, Marinara Sauce with Meatballs, manufactured at AmeriQual shows pork as a meatball ingredient.
Although the meal is safe, those with non-pork dietary restrictions or preferences should not consume the product.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following lot codes are affected by this recall:
- Meal, Ready-to-Eat, Pork-Free Menu #8, Marinara Sauce with Meatballs, 8 ounces:
- JAN 2017 with lot codes 7023 and 7026
- JAN 2018 with lot codes 8011, 8012 and 8018
- FEB 2019 with lot code 9042
- JULY 2019 with lot code 9179
- AUGUST 2019 with lot code 9219
Consumers with questions should contact Tiendung Nguyen at DLA-TS KO via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 908-9513 or Specialist Russell Manuel from DLA Acquisition at email@example.com or by phone at (215) 737-0486.