Misbranded beef & pork items recalled
Premier Distribution Center, Inc. a Nogales, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 50,953 pounds of pork and beef products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 22,133 pounds of bulk frozen pork ribs belly soft bone-in, frozen pork collars, and frozen pork back ribs in clear shrink wrapped plastic bags. Exterior boxes bear a photocopied version of the “I-655 U.S. INSP’D & P’S’D”” and a shipping number #1880.
- 28,820 pounds of various bulk cuts of frozen beef products, short loins, chuck short ribs, hind shanks, short ribs, banana steaks, brisket ¼ trim, butt tenders, flank steaks, flap meat, inside skirt, lifter meat, pulled knuckles, rib eyes, tri-tips, and oxtails; all in clear shrink wrapped plastic bags. Exterior boxes bear a photocopied version of the “I-655 U.S. INSP’D & P’S’D” and a shipping mark number #2014110262.
These beef items were produced on various dates from November 29, 2014, through December 18, 2014, the pork items were produced on various dates from November 15, 2014 through December 2, 2014. The products bear the shipping number of either #2014110262 for the beef products or #1880 for the pork products. The products were shipped to locations in California, Washington, and Arizona.
The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector noticed that some of the inspection labels had been photocopied, and a pursuant investigation discovered that some of the labels had been applied after hours without the presence of a USDA inspector. The investigation is ongoing and this release is being issued to protect the public.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.