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Pork recall: 500K pounds of raw pork products produced in past 2 years weren't inspected

Stock photo of raw pork.
Stock photo of raw pork.

Credit: Hans Braxmeier / Pixabay.com

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Have you bought raw pork in the past two years? Better check your freezer.

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According to CNN, Illinois-based Morris Meat Packing has issued a recall for more than 500,000 pounds of raw pork that inspectors never checked, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release Friday.

The company produced the "raw, intact" items, labeled with establishment No. "EST. 18267," beginning Nov. 25, 2017, the release said. They continued to be produced on Saturdays through Nov. 9, 2019, and were "shipped to distributors and retail locations in Illinois," according to the FSIS.

"The problem was discovered when FSIS received an anonymous tip that the firm was producing products without the benefit of inspection," the agency said in the release, adding that its has not received any reports of illnesses associated with the items.

Click here to see a list of the recalled products, which include pork chops, loin, butt, ribs and rib bellies; bacon; ham; and several other items. The labels are available here.

If you have purchased any of the recalled pork, do not eat it, the FSIS said. Instead, customers should dispose of or return the products, according to the release.

For more information, call Morris Meat Packing at 708-865-8566.

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