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Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-036-2004 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113; FAX: (202) 690-0460
Steven Cohen

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2004 - Sioux-Preme Packing Company, a Sioux Center, Iowa, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,110 pounds of pork products that may contain foreign material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products subject to recall are 110 pork shoulder butts that may contain small electronic transponders. The devices were inserted in the shoulders of the animals at a livestock production facility and the animals were inadvertently shipped to slaughter. The hogs were slaughtered on September 10 and were shipped to establishments in Colorado, Iowa and Mexico for further processing.

FSIS was informed of the problem by the company on September 17. FSIS has not received any reports of illness associated with the products.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact company Vice-President Jim Malek at 712-252-0500.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline. The hotline 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.
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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 May 31, 2013