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Recall Notification Report 027-98 & 028-98
September 15, 1998

Recall Notification Report


Product(s) Recalled: Maple Leaf pork cuts: pork loins, boneless loin back ends, pork butts, side ribs, back ribs, neck bones, and ham trimmings; boneless pork loins, picnics (shoulders), hocks, kidneys.
Production Dates/Codes: 268754 on box; produced around 8-24-98
Problem/Reason for Recall: Drug residue, sulfamethazine: level above tolerance
How/When Discovered: Import inspection monitoring sample
Federal Establishment: Foreign establishment number 0004
Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Recalling Firm/Company: EP-027-98--Gumins Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.
EP-028-98--Paul Redlinksi & Sons, Buffalo, N.Y.
Corporate Contact: John Rogers, manager, Gumins, 716-855-2314
Dennis Kaca, manager, Redlinski Meats, 716-892-5326
Quantity Recalled: 264 boxes, 14,545 pounds:
-- 217 boxes, 13,920 pounds to Gumins; and
-- 47 boxes, 625 pounds to Redlinski
Distribution: Distributed to western NewYork and Pennsylvania (Erie area) by Gumins; sold directly out of retail outlet in Buffalo by Redliski Meats
Recall Classification: Class 2
Recall Notification Level: To retail level
Press Release: None, not identifiable by consumers; low public health risk
Direct Notification Means: Company contacting customers
FSIS Followup Activities: Effectiveness checks and 15-day followup testing of future samples; hold-and-test
Other Agencies Involved: None
FSIS Contacts:
  • District Enforcement Operations: (202) 418-8872
  • Emergency Response: (202) 501-7521
  • Media Inquiries: (202) 720-9113
  • Congressional Inquiries: (202) 720-3897
  • Consumer Inquiries: (800) 535-4555
Date of Recall Meeting: September 14, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP 027-98 & EP 028-98