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Pork Recall: Dioxin Contaminated

Rupari Food Services, a Deerfield Beach, Fl., establishment, is recalling approximately 41,020 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: 44-pound approximate weight boxes of “ROSDERRA MEATS, ROSCREA, Pork Loin Back Ribs, KEEP FROZEN.” The shipping label bears the Irish establishment number “EST NO. 355.”

The frozen 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 restaurants in California.

Consumers with questions about the pork recall should contact company manager Robert Mintz at (954) 480-6320.

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