The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for thousands of pounds of pork products, after it was discovered that they made it to consumers without being inspected. Labels for the affected product are pictured below.
The pork products were sold in bulk packaging, and were sold to several outlets, including retail locations, restaurants, and even a military commissary in Japan.
The FSIS is advising consumers in Oregon and Washington check their freezers to ensure they did not purchase the product, which were packaged from late January to early February.
Olymel S.E.C./ L.P., an Alberta, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 4,618 pounds of raw intact pork products because the products were imported from Canada and not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The raw intact pork products were produced on various dates from Jan. 22, 2018 through Feb. 5, 2018.
The following products are subject to recall:
*50-lb. cases containing “OLYMEL FRESH PORK BELLY SKINLESS” with case code of 0627F, a best before date of 02-19-2018 and Canada 270A.
*26-lb. cases containing “OLYMEL FRESH PORK BACK RIBS” with a case code of 2952F, a best before date of 02-21-2018 and 02-22-2018 and Canada 270A.
*74-lb. cases containing “OLYMEL FRESH PORK LEG” with a case code of 0112F, a best before date of 02-20-2018 and 02-21-2018 and Canada 270A.
*61-lb. cases containing “OLYMEL PORK SIRLOIN BONELESS” with a case code of 4328F, a best before date of 02-21-2018 and Canada 270A.
*61-lb. cases containing “OLYMEL FRESH PORK BELLY SKINLESS” with a case code of 0521F, a best before date of 01-29-2018 and 01-31-2018 and Canada 270A.
*30-lb. cases containing “WILLAMETTE VALLEY MEAT COMPANY PORK FEET WHOLE” with USDA EST. 21134 and pack date of 1/30/18.
These items were shipped to retail and restaurant locations in Oregon and Washington and exported to a Department of Defense Commissary in Japan.
The problem was discovered on Feb. 5, 2018 by an FSIS import inspector.
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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Richard Vigneault, Public Relations Agent for Olymel S.E.C/ L.P, at (514) 497-1385.
Here are the labels used on the packaging for the pork products.