US-based Supreme Cuisine has issued a recall of approximately 325,000lb of meat and poultry fat, and lard products as a result of a processing deviation.

This deviation in the processing could result in potential growth and survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Carrying a one-year shelf life, the lard and duck, beef and pork fat items were produced and packaged from 1 June 2016 through 8 May this year.

"The company discovered the problem after an online consumer complained of a loose lid."

The items that have been recalled carry establishment number 'EST. 34595' or 'P-34595' inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These products were sold online and shipped to retail stores across the country.

The company discovered the problem after an online consumer complained of a loose lid.

Although there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, customers who have bought these items have been urged not to consume them and throw these away.

This has been classified as a Class I recall, which indicates a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Earlier this month, Tyson Foods recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen.

The products potentially contained milk, which was not declared on the product label.