5,500 pounds of pork recalled from Pa. firm

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a Pennsylvania firm has recalled approximately 5,500 pounds of pureed pork products that may contain small metal fragments.

    The firm, K. Heeps, Inc, based in Allentown, recalled the 4.5 pound boxes of Imperial Sysco “Puree Shaped Meats Country Style Pork and Binder Product.”

    The USDA says each box bears “EST. 9379” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a production code of 6/16/11.

    The products were produced on June 16, 2011 and were shipped to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as Fla., Ill., Ky., Md., Mo., Ohio and Texas, Utah and Va. for use.

    According to the USDA, the problem was first reported when two consumers found the small metal fragments in the products. The fragments could have broken off the blending equipment during clean up and reassembly at the plant and subsequently entered the product.

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