WASHINGTON D.C. – Approximately 173,376 pounds of frozen pork entree products are being recalled due to possible contamination with pieces of glass or hard plastic. Bellisio Foods, a Jackson, Ohio establishment, and the U.S. announced the recall on Saturday, February 23, 2019. These Boston Market labeled products that are frozen boneless pork rib patties produced from December 7, 2018, to February 15, 2019.
- 14-oz. black cardboard box packages containing “BOSTON MARKET Home Style Meals BONELESS PORK RIB SHAPED PATTY WITH BBQ SAUCE & MASHED POTATOES” with “BEST BY:” dates of 12/07/2019 lot code 8341, 01/04/2020 lot code 9004, 01/24/2020 lot code 9024, or 02/15/2020 lot code 9046, represented on the label.
The affected products will bear the establishment number “EST 18297” on the end carton flap of the package. These items were shipped nationwide and to a Department of Defense facility in Tucson, Arizona. The problem was discovered when consumer’s complained of the glass or hard plastic in the rib-shaped patty on February 22, 2019. No injuries have been reported as a result of the consumption of these products. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged NOT to consume them and throw them away or return to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Krista Cummings, Consumer Affairs Supervisor, Bellisio Foods at (855) 871-9977. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Tom Lindell, Public Relations, at (612) 305-6419.
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