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News Release

Leader Slaughterhouse, LLC Recalls Veal Carcasses Produced Without Full Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 060-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 13, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 – Leader Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Imler, Penn., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of veal carcasses that were produced without the full benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The carcasses were produced on April 10, 2015. The following product is subject to recall:

• 6 individual 300 pound veal carcasses, cut into quarters.

The product subject to recall does not bear the USDA mark of inspection. This product was picked up at the establishment’s location in Imler, Penn., and taken by customers to Pennsylvania and New York.

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

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness 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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact David Hill, Plant Manager, at 814-239-0182.

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.

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