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News Release

B & R Meat Processing Recalls Pork Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination

Class I Recall 064-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 18, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Details of this recall were updated on April 22, 2015 to reflect additional product.

 

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2015 – B & R Meat Processing, a Winslow, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,129 pounds of pork products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The cured and uncured pork items were produced on various dates between June 9, 2014 and April 1, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]  

  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED HAM PORK SAUSAGE.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED PORK CANADIAN BACON.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED RATTLESNAKE PORK.”
  • 1 to 2-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED HAM PORK.”
  • 0.5 to 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED PORK JOWLS.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED AR PORK BACON.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED SMOKED PORK BACON.”
  • 0.5 to 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING SMOKED PORK JOWLS.”
  • 0.5 to 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING PORK HOCKS.”
  • 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED PORK CANADIAN BACON.”
  • 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING CURED BACON PORK”
  • 1 to 2-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED SMOKED PORK HAM.”
  • 1 to 2-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED SMOKED PORK AR BACON.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “Est. 46910” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to local stores and farmer’s markets in Arkansas.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector was conducting a Food Safety Assessment and observed a processing deviation.  

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or 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. 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 Scott Ridenoure of B&R Meat Processing, at (479) 634-2211.

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