ESS Food Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2015 ESS Food, a Danish establishment, is recalling approximately 50,904 pounds of pork belly product produced in Poland that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The boneless pork belly was produced on various dates from March 3, 2014 to April 11, 2014. The following product is subject to recall:
- Approximately 40-lb. boxes containing 4-5 pieces of PINI POLONA PORK BELLY BONELESS
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number 10023802 inside the Polish mark of inspection. The products were shipped to a distributor in Texas and a processing facility in Iowa.
The problem was discovered during routine surveillance of storage facilities when an FSIS investigator observed that the products lacked USDA import inspection marks.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare 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 the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers or Media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Stentebjerg, Area Manager, at (404) 254-8510.
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. 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. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.