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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Various pork products recalled due to improper processing


B & R Meat Processing, a Winslow, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,129 pounds of pork products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The cured and uncured pork items were produced on various dates between August 7, 2014 and April 1, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]  
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED HAM PORK SAUSAGE.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED PORK CANADIAN BACON.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED RATTLESNAKE PORK.”
  • 1 to 2-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED HAM PORK.”
  • 0.5 to 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED PORK JOWLS.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages B & R MEAT PROCESSING CURED AR PORK BACON.”
  • 1-lb. cryovac packages of “B & R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED SMOKED PORK BACON.”
  • 0.5 to 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING SMOKED PORK JOWLS.”
  • 0.5 to 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING PORK HOCKS.”
  • 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED PORK CANADIAN BACON.”
  • 1-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING CURED BACON PORK”
  • 1 to 2-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED SMOKED PORK HAM.”
  • 1 to 2-lb cryovac packages of “B&R MEAT PROCESSING UNCURED SMOKED PORK AR BACON.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “Est. 46910” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to local stores and farmer’s markets in Arkansas.
The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector was conducting a Food Safety Assessment and observed a processing deviation.  
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Scott Ridenoure of B&R Meat Processing, at (479) 634-2211.

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