Saturday, November 7, 2015

Maple Leaf forced to recall pork

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has been forced to recall some pork from its plant at Brandon, Man., because a United States border inspector failed to detect one lot of four in a shipment.

The inspector certified three lots, but apparently missed the fourth one.

As a result, Maple Leaf is recalling 4,030 pounds of boneless pork shoulders.

The Food Safety Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture says “without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.”

There have been no reports of any adverse consumer reactions.

The shipment crossed the border Oct. 31 and on Nov. 3 officials noticed the fourth lot was missed, or in their words, the products “were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.’