Kapowsin Meats Whole Hog Recall [US]

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US/Washington: USDA Logo smallKapowsin Meats recalls approximately 116,262 pounds of Whole Hogs due to possible Salmonella contamination, a serious health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/QSoXt

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2015/recall-110-2015-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Hogs are subject to this recall:

  • Whole Hogs for Barbeque, produced on various dates between April 18, 2015 and July 27, 2015.

The Hogs subject to recall bear the establishment number “Est. 1628” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was shipped to various individuals, retail locations, institutions and distributors in Alaska and Washington state.

On July 15, 2015, the Washington State Department of Health notified Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) of an investigation of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- illnesses. Working in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), FSIS determined that there is a link between the now-recalled Whole Hogs for Barbeque from Kapowsin Meats and these illnesses.

Traceback investigation has identified 32 case-patients who consumed Whole Hogs for Barbeque from this establishment prior to illness onset. These illnesses are part of a larger illness investigation. Based on epidemiological evidence, 134 case-patients have been identified in Washington with illness onset dates ranging from April 25, 2015 to July 29, 2015. FSIS continues to work with its public health partners on this ongoing investigation.

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Additional information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-5700
Recalls Direct RIN: 5701-2015
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