Maple Leaf Foods issues recall

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WASHINGTON – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. announced a recall of approximately 4,030 lbs. of boneless pork shoulder products that were not presented for inspection, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to the affected products.

An import inspector discovered the problem on Nov. 3 during routine FSIS monitoring activities of imported products, the agency said. The inspector found that three lots on one certificate had presented, inspected and passed. A fourth lot on a different certificate had not been presented and had entered the United States without inspection.

The boneless Boston Butt items were imported on Oct. 31 and include 62-lb. (approximate weight) cartons of “Pork Shoulder Blade Boneless ¼” COV 2X4,” FSIS said. The affect products bear the establishment number “007” inside Canada’s mark of inspection. The pork shoulders were shipped to retail locations in California, FSIS said.
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