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News Release

Trafon Group Recalls Chicken and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 123-2017
Health Risk: High Nov 16, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Brett Filloon 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov 

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 – Trafon Group, a Puerto Nuevo, P.R. establishment, is recalling approximately 297,828 pounds of chicken and pork products that were not presented at the U.S. point-of-entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and chicken and raw intact pork items were produced on various dates between April 26, 2017 and Sept. 27, 2017 by multiple Canadian establishments. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 10 franks of “Harvest Creek CHICKEN FRANKS” with “Best by/Use by” dates of 12/07/2017 with lot code 93023.
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 10 franks of “Harvest Creek CHICKEN FRANKS” with “Best by/Use by” dates of 12/10/2017 with lot code 93023.
  • 48-lb. cases containing 8 6-lb. logs of “OLYMEL PLUS IMPORTED PORK SHOULDER PICNIC AND HAM” with lot codes of 71160.
  • 24-lb. cases containing 2 12-lb. logs of “Polean Fully COOKED Imported Ham” with lot codes of 727025.
  • Cartons containing 4 plastic wrapped frozen pork loins with random weights.
  • Cartons containing 4 plastic wrapped frozen pork loins with random weights and case codes of Cert. 828131/Canada 80.
  • Cartons containing 4 plastic wrapped frozen pork loins with random weights and case codes of Cert. 828132/Canada 80.
  • 2.29-lb packages containing center cut pork chops labeled "CHULETA DE CERDO CORTE CENTRO CANADA" with "Best by/Use by" dates of 10/31/2018.

These items were shipped to retail, hotel, restaurant and institutional locations in Puerto Rico.

The problem was discovered on Nov. 10, 2017 when FSIS personnel were performing routine import verification activities.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Javier Pietrantoni, Executive Vice President, at (787) 342-7272 or at Javier.pietrantoni@trafongroup.com.

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 6 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.

Product Labels

Label, recalled chicken franks

Recalled pork shoulder picnic and ham

Recalled ham product

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Nov 17, 2017