Puerto Rican meat company recalls 297K lbs. of chicken, pork

Nov. 17, 2017 - by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
The products were not presented for inspection upon entering the US.

WASHINGTON – Trafon Group, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, launched a recall of 297,828 lbs. of chicken and pork products that were not presented at the US point-of-entry for inspection, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. The problem was discovered on Nov. 10, when FSIS personnel were performing routine import verification activities.

The ready-to-eat pork and chicken and raw intact pork items were produced on various dates between April 26, 2017 and Sept. 27, 2017 by multiple Canadian companies and were shipped to retail, hotel and institutional locations in Puerto Rico. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 10 franks of “Harvest Creek CHICKEN FRANKS” with “Best by/Use by” dates of 12/07/2017 with lot code 93023.
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 10 franks of “Harvest Creek CHICKEN FRANKS” with “Best by/Use by” dates of 12/10/2017 with lot code 93023.
  • 48-lb. cases containing 8 6-lb. logs of “OLYMEL PLUS IMPORTED PORK SHOULDER PICNIC AND HAM” with lot codes of 71160.
  • 24-lb. cases containing 2 12-lb. logs of “Polean Fully COOKED Imported Ham” with lot codes of 727025.
  • Cartons containing 4 plastic wrapped frozen pork loins with random weights.
  • Cartons containing 4 plastic wrapped frozen pork loins with random weights and case codes of Cert. 828131/Canada 80.
  • Cartons containing 4 plastic wrapped frozen pork loins with random weights and case codes of Cert. 828132/Canada 80.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.