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News Release

California Firm Recalls Pork Blood Product Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 064-2014
Health Risk: High Oct 2, 2014

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Richard J. McIntire 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 – Olson Meat, an Orland, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately160 pounds of pork blood product that was produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside regular inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 1 gallon jugs of “OLSON MEAT COMPANY, INC., PORK BLOOD WITH VINEGAR”

Jugs and cases contain a generic label with safe handling instructions (keep refrigerated or frozen) affixed to the handle of the jug and bear the establishment number “EST. 21799” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced Sept.9 and were shipped frozen on Sept. 10 to a single retailer in Hawaii.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during routine in-plant verification activities.

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 with questions about the recall should contact Grant Wyler at (530) 865-4641. Media with questions about the recall should contact Grant Wyler or James Olson at (530) 865-4641.

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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Label, Recalled Product 
Label, Recalled 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 Mar 24, 2015