The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on February 23 a recall of more than 173,000 pounds of frozen pork products that may be contaminated with with pieces of glass or hard plastic.
A U.S. Defense Department facility in Tuscon, Arizona, received shipments of the food, and it has been distributed to retail locations nationwide. It is labeled as a Boston Market item and produced by Bellisio Foods.
There have been no confirmed reports of food poisoning or injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
The items at issue are frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) boneless pork rib patties were produced on various dates from Dec. 7, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019, and are14-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 products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18297” on the end carton flap of the package.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Krista Cummings of 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.