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”

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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.