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Irish Bacon Recall, Dioxin Contamination

Tommy Moloney’s Inc., a Long Island City, NY., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,041 pounds of fresh pork products that may be contaminated with dioxins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

FSIS was notified by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) that routine surveillance tests indicated the presence of dioxin in pork products that were sent to multiple importers of record in the United States. FSIS believes the probability of adverse health effects related to consumption of these pork products to be low, and concurs with the conclusions of a risk assessment conducted by FSAI.

The products subject to recall include: 8-ounce packages of “Tommy Moloney’s Traditional Irish Breakfast Bacon, Made from imported Irish Pork.” The label bears the establishment number “EST. 33789” inside the U.S. mark of inspection as well as a “sell by” date between “Dec. 15, 2008” and “Jan. 31, 2009.”

The pork products were produced in Ireland between Sept. 1 and Dec. 7, 2008, and were then exported to the United States. These products were sent to retail stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia.

Consumers with questions about the Irish bacon recall should contact company President Bill Colbert at (718) 326-2100.

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