The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a Manitoba, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 4,030 pounds of boneless pork shoulders products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. The Boneless Pork Shoulder Boston Butt items were imported on Oct. 31.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 62-lb. (approximate weight) cartons of “Pork Shoulder Blade Boneless ¼” COV 2X4”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “007” inside Canada’s mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California.


The problem was discovered on Nov. 3 by the import inspector, during routine FSIS monitoring activities of imported products. It was determined that three lots on one certificate had been inspected and passed; however, a fourth lot on a different certificate had not been presented and entered the country without inspection.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.