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Recall of ribs for no inspection; sent to Michigan restaurants

Boucherville, Quebec-based Olymel S.E.C./ L.P. Saturday recalled  approximately 1,124 pounds of pork ribs products for being repacked and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

porkribtips_406x250The pork ribs items were repacked and produced from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-lb. cardboard box of pork rib tips with a packaging date of Jan. 10-13, 2017.
  • 30-lb. cardboard box of pork rib tips with a packaging date of Jan. 10-13, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 8951” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurants in Michigan.

The problem was discovered on Jan. 13, 2017 by FSIS while conducting routine failure to present monitoring activities. FSIS discovered that a shipment of pork spare ribs entered the United States from Canada on or about 1/08/2017, crossing the border in Michigan. The products were then processed and repacked at a federal establishment and further distributed.

There has not yet been any  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.

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