Recall Notification Report
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 - Lawson Foods LLC, an Irvington, N.J., establishment, is recalling approximately 84,587 pounds of pork product, as it includes pork product imported from Canada that was not properly presented for re-inspection upon entry into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following product is subject to recall:
- Various weight cases of "PORK SHOULDER BUTTS," with an identifying case code of "30312."
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 34227" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced on March 3, 2012, and was distributed to one wholesale firm in New Jersey.
FSIS discovered the problem after the imported product did not arrive from Canada at the designated time of arrival. FSIS looked into the matter and found that the imported pork product, inspected and passed by the Canadian authorities, actually entered into the country earlier and was sold to the recalling company without being presented to the agency for re-inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumer and media questions regarding the recall can contact the company's representative, Simon Law, at (973) 375-8800.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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