Metal shavings in pork products prompt recall

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued on Tuesday (12 December) of this week.
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According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on Aug. 3.

Products subject to the recall are:

3.5 to 4.0-lbs. (random weight) of plastic-wrapped packages of ‘MARISA PREMIUM QUALITY GENOA SALAMI ITALIAN BRAND’ with a packaging date of Sept. 14, 2017. The code, 257-100161, can be found in the upper right-hand corner.

The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 4118” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The pork salami was shipped to retail locations in California. FSIS was notified by a Santa Fe customer about the presence of metal shavings in certain products on Monday.

Source: Food Safety News

Emily Houghton

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Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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