Lawson Foods Pork Shoulder Butts Recall
|Date:||March 19, 2012|
|What:||Lawson Foods Pork Shoulder Butts|
|Why:||Not presented for re-inspection|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Lawson Foods, an Irvington, New Jersey establishment, is recalling approximately 84,587 pounds of pork product, as it includes pork product imported from Canada that was not properly presented for re-inspection upon entry into the United States.
The products subject to recall are various weight cases of Pork Shoulder Butts with an identifying case code of 30312 and bears the establishment number "EST. 34227" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced on March 3, 2012, and was distributed to one wholesale firm in New Jersey.
FSIS discovered the problem after the imported product did not arrive from Canada at the designated time of arrival. FSIS looked into the matter and found that the imported pork product, inspected and passed by the Canadian authorities, actually entered into the country earlier and was sold to the recalling company without being presented to the agency for re-inspection.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the company's representative, Simon Law, at (973) 375-8800.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.