More than 20 Tons of Pork Products Are Being Recalled Nationwide — Here’s What You Need to Know
If you stocked up on red meat over the weekend, you’re going to want to take a close look at the labeling of your newly purchased pork products. Last week, Canadian-based company, Eastern Meat Solutions Inc., announced a recall of over 20 tons of raw pork products due to a failure to be inspected upon arrival in the United States. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), it was determined that the products in question were not made available for FSIS import reinspection, and could pose a potential health risk to those who consume them.
As a result of the mishap, the FSIS has urged consumers to check the labels on their raw, boneless pork products, and immediately discard said products or return to their place of original purchase. Specific products in the recall include Sweet Chipotle Boneless Pork Ribs with Sauce, Hawaiian Style Boneless Pork Ribs with Sauce, and Marketside Ready to Heat BBQ Pork Burnt Ends. Each product features a USDA mark of inspection with the establishment number, EST 4800, and was distributed to grocery stores across the country.
Although no alarming reactions have been reported due to the consumption of the aforementioned pork products, the safety of consumers is obviously still the number one priority.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage customers to check their packages and follow the instructions provided for a full refund or exchange,” stated a representative from Eastern Meat Solutions.
Lot numbers and use-by dates can be found within the official FSIS recall to help identify if you have any of these specific products in your refrigerator or freezer at home. Additionally, if you suspect that you have consumed one of the products mentioned above, and are experiencing a potential adverse reaction, it is important to seek immediate consultation from your healthcare provider.
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