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Ohio Firm Recalls Beef, Pork Sold Without Inspection

Ready-to-eat, seasoned beef and shredded pork products — exactly how much is not known –were recalled Friday by E-Z Shop Kitchens of Fremont, OH, because they were not made under federal inspection.

In a news release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said it discovered the problem as it was following up on a complaint about E-Z Shop Kitchens, which the agency said is “the subject of an ongoing investigation.”

FSIS said “additional regulatory action” against E-Z Shop Kitchens may be pending.

No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall.

The recall involves:

– 16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of “E-Z SHOP KITCHEN SEASONED BEEF ” that bear the establishment number “EST. 19665” in the USDA mark of inspection.

– 16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of “E-Z SHOP KITCHEN SHREDDED PORK WITH BBQ SAUCE ” that bear the establishment number “EST. 19665” in the USDA mark of inspection.

– 16-ounce and 4-pound tub containers of “E-Z SHOP KITCHEN SHREDDED BEEF WITH BBQ SAUCE ” that bear the establishment number “P-19665” in the USDA mark of inspection.

All the labels can be seen here. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/

Production dates are not known for any of the products, which were distributed between July 1 and Oct. 6 to retail and institutional customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.

Consumers can contact the company at 419-334-2667.

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