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News Release

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Recalls Boneless Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 138-2015
Health Risk: High Nov 6, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Brittany C. Woodland
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 06, 2015 - Maple Leaf Food Inc., a Manitoba, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 4,030 pounds of boneless pork shoulders products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The Boneless Pork Shoulder Boston Butt items were imported on Oct. 31, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 62-lb. (approximate weight) cartons of “Pork Shoulder Blade Boneless ¼” COV 2X4”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “007” inside Canada’s mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California.

The problem was discovered on Nov. 3, 2015, by the import inspector, during routine FSIS monitoring activities of imported products. The import inspector determined that three lots on one certificate had been presented to him, inspected and passed; however, a fourth lot on a different certificate had not been presented and entered the country without inspection.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 or media with questions about the recall can contact Barry Mailloux, Corporate Customs Compliance Manager, at (905) 285-5811.

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 07, 2016