The Food Safety and Inspection Service unit of USDA has reported 4 recalls for the month of May. For April there were 6. One year ago, 10 were reported.
Of the four total, all three actual recalls were listed as Class 1 - High recalls. This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Two recalls were from food manufacturers in Canada. FSIS works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on food safety.
Sofina Foods Inc., Ontario, CAN, is recalling approximately 15,165 lb of ready-to-eat mortadella deli meat due to misbranding and pistachios, an undeclared allergen that is a tree nut. The products subject to recall bear Canada establishment number "224" on the case box. These items were shipped to distribution centers in California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania for use in retail delis and foodservice locations.
Eastern Meat Solutions, the importer of record located in Ontario, CAN, is recalling about 40,763 lb of raw, boneless pork products that were not presented for import reinspection into the US. The raw, boneless pork products were imported from Canada, and then processed by another company into barbeque pork products. The BBQ pork items are under the brand names Park Street Deli and Marketside.
Mitten Gourmet LLC, a Freeland, MI, establishment, is recalling approximately 1,137 pounds of ready-to-eat pork rind products that were produced without federal inspection. The products do not include the USDA mark of inspection on packaging because Mitten Gourmet is not a federally inspected establishment. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The FSIS also issued a health alert for Meatloaf & Tomato Sauce Mixed Rice and Spinach frozen entrees by A.J. Sons., Laguna, CA, because of misbranding and milk, an undeclared allergen. The entrees were shipped to senior centers in Southern California and also distributed through home-delivery meal services.