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Pork Recalled for Metal Fragments

K. Heeps, an Allentown, Penn. company, is recalling approximately 5,550 pounds of pureed pork products that may contain small metal fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday.

The problem was discovered when two consumers reported finding small metal fragments in the products. The metal pieces may have broken off the blending equipment during cleanup and reassembly at the plant and subsequently entered the pureed pork.

There have been no reports of illnesses or injury associated with consumption of these products. 

The products subject to recall include: 4.5-lb. boxes of Imperial Sysco “Puree Shaped Meats Country Style Pork and Binder Product.”

Each box bears “EST. 9379″ inside the USDA mark of inspection and a production code of 06/16/11. The pureed pork products were produced on June 16, 2011, and shipped to Calif., Fla., Ill., Ky., Md., Mo., N.J., Ohio, Pa., Texas, Utah, and Va. for institutional use. 

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s Quality Assurance Manager, David Pychinka, at 610-530-5564.

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