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News Release

Premier Distribution Center, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due to Misbranding

Class I Recall 040-2015
Health Risk: High Mar 5, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell 
(202) 720-9113

 

Editor's Note: Details of this recall were updated on March 6, 2015 to reflect additional production dates.

 

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 – Premier Distribution Center, Inc. a Nogales, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 50,953 pounds of pork and beef products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 22,133 pounds of bulk frozen pork ribs belly soft bone-in, frozen pork collars, and frozen pork back ribs in clear shrink wrapped plastic bags. Exterior boxes bear a photocopied version of the “I-655 U.S. INSP’D & P’S’D”” and a shipping number #1880. 
  • 28,820 pounds of various bulk cuts of frozen beef products, short loins, chuck short ribs, hind shanks, short ribs, banana steaks, brisket ¼ trim, butt tenders, flank steaks, flap meat, inside skirt, lifter meat, pulled knuckles, rib eyes, tri-tips, and oxtails; all in clear shrink wrapped plastic bags. Exterior boxes bear a photocopied version of the “I-655 U.S. INSP’D & P’S’D” and a shipping mark number #2014110262.

These beef items were produced on various dates from November 29, 2014, through December 18, 2014, the pork items were produced on various dates from June 16, 2014 through December 3, 2014. The products bear the shipping number of either #2014110262 for the beef products or #1880 for the pork products. The products were shipped to locations in California, Washington, and Arizona.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector noticed that some of the inspection labels had been photocopied, and a pursuant investigation discovered that some of the labels had been applied after hours without the presence of a USDA inspector. The investigation is ongoing and this release is being issued to protect the public.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Alba Ibarrola at Premier Distribution Center, Inc. at 1-520-761-3481.

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.

Labels

Carton, recalled boxed beef

Carton, recalled pork collar

Carton, recalled pork collar

Recalled pork collar product, shrink wrapped

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 Jun 08, 2016