Do you dine on swine? Are you a dork for pork? You might want to hold off on pigging out.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today that a Pennsylvania firm has recalled approximately 5,550 pounds of pureed pork products that may contain foreign materials. The problem was brought to light after two consumers reported finding small metal fragments in meat purchased in 4.5-lb. boxes of Imperial Sysco "Puree Shaped Meats Country Style Pork and Binder Product."
The producer, K. Heeps, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has received no reports of illness or injury following the discovery, and believe that metal pieces may have "broken off of the blending equipment during clean up and reassembly at the plant and subsequently entered the product," according to the FSIS press release.
The release goes on to note that, "Each box bears 'EST. 9379' inside the USDA mark of inspection and a production code of 06/16/11. The pureed pork products were produced on June 16, 2011, and shipped to California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia for institutional use. "
The company encourages consumers with specific questions to contact Quality Assurance Manager, David Pychinka, at (610) 530-5564 and many general food safety queries can be answered via the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov.
I was really looking forward to having "puree shaped meats" for dinnner, too.
When someone said anyone who eats this stuff deserves a medal, this is NOT what they meant.
Who would ever eat something labeled "puree shaped meats"? Ugh.
in the old testament it is clear that it is unclean to eat or touch the carcass of the swine. And the lord means what he says. Your body is a temple and you are what you eat if you eat trash and what does that make u ?
I agree ...just think of what a pig is and does its really quite gross!!
what about bacon?
yeah, that's right. stfu
ENOUGH ALREADY STOP WASTING MY VALUABLE TIME AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM
BUT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO FIX IT!!!! WHY DIDN'T YOU FIX IT YET?!?! YOU'RE SO UNPROFESSIONAL!!!
so what is the problem here .. is the metal rusted ? I bet the recall was because the meat was tainted, mostly metal story was fabricated.... Or now we have to see the quality of metal being used for pureeing ... ah .. look at the documentaries and you will know that american is run by corporations ...
Ha! Great! We'll feed some of this to Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. We need SOME piggy to test it
PUREED pork? Gimme the metal.
I was a little surprised that the label was "Sysco" food because Sysco Foods are primarily distributed to restaurants. Restaurants usually have the best of the food because they get first pick of the crops and meats. Sure hope no of this junk ends up in baby foods.
Who is in charge of the government regulators? Oh wait.... it can't be Obama. It must be Bush's fault, since Obama's failures can't be blamed on him!!!!
In response to this, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has announced that President Obama will personally inspect all Puree Shaped Meats Country Style Pork and Binder Product destined for US consumption. Right wing Obama haters are redefining "The Buck Stops Here" down to a ridiculous level. I got a rotten "Product of the USA" watermelon at Costco. Is it Obama's fault, since he technically controls the Department of Agriculture?
Barack Obama is the President of the United States, not a meat product checker. Bush failed the country and world miserably. Get over it!
The same regulations that the Bush Administration had are still in effect. Bush administration cut a lot of regulations whether you are happy with that or not. And YOUR republican butts in congress especially Michelle Bachmann want to drop what regulations we have left. A bill to assign more regulations (and you can check on line and you will find out about it) was dropped because the republicans in the senate blocked it and then wouldn't let it come to the floor of the senate to be voted on. You little ha ha ho ho about President Obama is a bunch of cow pukie.
Oh, I see - you WANT more regulation. Good to know. Most wingnuts hate having the poor corporations held responsible for poisoning us.
No realistic person thinks Obama or Bush has any control over meat inspectors. Give me a break. Take a moment and think how many links down the chain of command the inspectors are. There is no way the government is able to manage them properly.
So the Republicans must have defunded the FDA – because as you can see – we don't need any regulations on the food we eat, tne medicines we take, or the water we drink. We can just trust those Republicans to do what is best – yea right – talk about death panels- the Republican Party policy for the middle class and the poor.
Most republicans want much smaller govt, not no govt. Less regulation for businesses, not the food industry though. Aren't the FDA, Big Pharma and Repubs all in bed together? That's what I usually hear from democrats...
Uh... Last time I checked, the food industry consists of businesses.
The binder product is the best part.
"produced on June 16, 2011".........
That was over three months ago. They wait till you eat it and then "recall" it. Regulators admit that less than 5% of "recalled" food is actually recalled.
Apparently, the government has already implemented Bachmann's demands to end food safety measures.
So it's true. Pork is very high in iron content.
"for institutional use'... great, someones loved one in a nursing home or your child at school is getting a pork rib shaped into a form.. read the ingredients. What a disgusting product. Why is any manufacturer even allowed to make a product full of preservatives, tapioca, etc, and still allowed to call it meat. And, may have metal parts.... how could you not know?
Sad on so many different levels.
Actually, the FSIS Inspectors do not inspect the product per se; they do however review the facility's Food Safety; SQF; and SSOP records to verify the plant is following their written procedures; and if issues arise that could present a food safety hazzard, then the proper and effective corrective action must be initiated and documented. The FSIS Inspectors do however inspect each carcass for cancer and other diseases during the eviseration process. Bon appetit...
Why would you eat Pork anyway. Disgusting no I'm not a Muslim but
FACT1: Mono-gastric animals digest food material very quickly if there is anything wrong wit it.
FACT2: Poor digestive capabilities increase the body's toxic load.
FACT3: Pigs excrete (poop/pee) four times as much as humans.
FACT4: Pigs are scavengers/omnivores who will literally eat anything that is physically digestible.
FACT5: Urine, Poop, and Vomit are present in abundance at pig farms, along with the occasional stillborn fetus, which is eaten immediately.
and my are they tasty...
You forgot to mention that most physical processes in the human body are inherently disgusting if presented in a disgusting way, too.
Worry less about things like pee and poop and more about things like actual toxins and you will live longer.
sewer rat might taste like pumpkin pie but that don't mean i'll eat the filthy muthafkka
Krystin, in the factory farm, a pig (actually sow) would not have access to a stillborn fetus. Breeding sows are kept in farrowing cages that prohibit her from turning around to have contact with her babies. Sows give birth, then the piglets make their way to the mother's teats...or not. The dead or dying babies are tossed into rubbish bins - often still alive. Even if the sow could devour her young, she is not a food animal. The sows are literally bred to death.
speaking of "Pee" and "Poo", many many jurisdictions allow the use the solid waste from municipal waste plants – some big cities – as fertilizer for vegetable farms. Just think of what goes down the toilet, and enjoy those fresh grown vegetables ;-)
Technically, it's not even pork. Who eats that crap? I mean, besides school kids, nursing home patients, and other inmates.
Once again a case of the "Haves" and the "Have Nots". I have a connection at a small farm who provides me animal flesh where I've actually met the animal and have participated in its breeding selection, birth, growth and slaughter. The rest of you who shop random animal parts from unknown "farms" deserve what you get. Aspire for more and maybe, just maybe, there won't be feces and metal in your meat.
I would rather spend my time doing other pursuits than raise and kill animals. I have no objection to your doing it, nor do I find it demeaning or awful. But I imagine you would rather somebody else make your medicines and build your cars, right? Why do you then berate us for our choice to do an occupation you avoid?
spoken like a true pig
Well, get used to more of this if the GOP makes big gains in 2012. Once they shutdown the FDA, the USDA and other agencies, events like this will occur almost daily.
Corporations will have many excuses and of course will be let off the hook each time when they utter the magic word "JOBS".
Don't forget tort reform. Stop all of those frivolous lawsuits. Screw the general public. Profits will be the new battle cry.
I guess the USDA didn't actually inspect the meat, huh? Comforting.
Just great, first Listeria tainted cantaloupes from Colorado and now pork "puree" with metal chunks from Sysco! Food Safety??? What a crock of "puree" and sadder yet is some among us think these precautions are actually keeping the population safe! "One born every minute".
If you're eating this:"Puree Shaped Meats Country Style Pork and Binder Product", small metal chunks are the least of your problems.
You took the words right out of my mouth! Funny :)
And why exactly are any of you purchasing pork, imported from foreign countries? Start buying American, pigs are no wear near metal, or steel, unless they are rubbing against those oilers that are well over a hundred years old. Say no to all foreigners, say yes to American. Say no to obama, say yes to American. Say no to islam, say yes to American. Learn those three things, and you all will go far.
You fail at the English Language. The meat was from PA. It contained foreign metal pieces....... In simple terms, there was something in there that didn't belong. You're a prime example of what's wrong with America.
Reading comprehension is not your foe, so stop treating it as such. Thank me later, or now.
Snarks, the meat was from Pennsylvania, and the last time I checked, that is still part of the United States, as well as being one of the original 13 Colonies. It was then distributed from Houston, Texas.. and Texas may or may not be part of the USA, depending on what Rick Perry says. The pigs were fine in Pennsylvania.. Houston may have had a problem.
Blaming Muslims who dont even eat pig is idiotic. Blaming Obama is even worse. If you want more events like this, then yes, please stop funding the FDA, the EPA and others that are looking out for the environment and food safety. You will only have yourself to blame. Better yet, why dont you move to Texas, and for all our sakes, just Leave the Union!! We definitely dont need another porker from Texas Bushlands messing up this country.
The packaging metal detector not working? What is the reason for the metal being in the product?
I know it's bad to ANYTHING in our food that doesn't belong there and I hope no one got hurt, but I have to add a bit of humor to this story. Does anyone but me find, "puree shaped meats" more disturbing than the metal?
Think about that the next time you order dumplings in a chinese restaurant. Or wantons. Mmmmmm
Don't worry... it's not just "puree shaped meats". It's "puree shaped meats and binder product."
Mmmmm...binder products. Is there anything they can't do?
Avoid pork says the LORD: Lev 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed,yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
Deu 14:8 And the swine,because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass
Only islam teaches such nonsense. If you want to visit the old testament, better listen to how your lord says "kill all of those who believe not in what I Teach". Not verbatim, but there are a hundred verses just like it; which is why islam is such a nasty, nasty religion. They still practice archaic teachings. Learn, evolve, thank me later, or tonight.
Jews do not eat pork either. Might want to brush up on your theology more.
Jews also don't teach their own to kill those who do not believe in their religion.
That is exactly what Yahweh/ Jehovah does in the Old Testament...over and over again. Its also what the Christians have done for the last 2000 years. They killed all those who did not believe in their system. Again, Get An Education...in a University, and not from the 700 Club.
Did you know that Yahweh/ Jehovah is the SAME god as the one for the Muslims? The first 5 books of the Old Testament are the same. The big split happened when Abraham took one of his sons to be sacrificed to God cuz God asked him to. The split was over WHICH of the two sons it was... Abraham had 2 wives. So for the last 2000 years, JudeoChristaniMuslims have been killing each other over this ridiculous bullShlt
Who even cares? Not everyone believes in your fairy tale.
Whatever, the Bible also says that if you simply touch a menstruating woman then you are unclean until that evening. And being the Bible thumper I am I tell all women, use your God Damn Vagisil!!!! The Bible tells you you're nasty!!!! Stop being so evil and nasty you nasty women eatting pork chunks in trailer parks. Sinners!!!!
LMAO! What does the Bible say happens in the evening that magically makes you clean again? Sun goes down and !POOF! all germs gone bye-bye? ;)))))
...and God gave a vision to one of the apostles which signified that previously outlawed meats are now ok. Get past the Old Testament and get enlightened.
man, it's amazing how much the bible sounds like a renaissance festival
While a few metal bits in the meat aren't some huge disaster, I would seriously question any large scale food processing facility that does not have metal detectors on the production lines to screen for such relatively common issues. You don't hear of many cases like this because most facilities make that modest investment.
BS – apparently, you've never worked at a slaughterhouse. Every USDA-inspected slaughterhouse has metal detectors to check finished product. That does not mean that they always work, and fragmented metal bits may become introduced to finished product after the metal detector processing point.
"Do you dine on swine? Are you a dork for pork? You might want to hold off on pigging out". No way that really went to print...
You *must* see this. Pretty relevant stuff.
That's awesome!! Greg, u just made my night lmao!!!
that pig really does contain chunks of metal
Well, I'm so glad this product has the US stamp of approval on it. We should all feel safer knowing that it was inspected and passed by Big Brother USDA, right? Go ahead, pig down!! If it hurts you, then sue the Federal Government. Might get big bucks.
Can't you read, RON PAUL 2012!!!? The Feds STOPPED the bad pork!!! Tell me, are you part of what we get if we vote for Ron Paul? If so, I'd vote for a stinkin' tea-partier over Ron Paul. Yuck. Naw...I'll stay with Obama.
IF TWO PEOPLE REPORTED IT THAN ITS BECAUSE IT PASSED THE IDIOT BIG BROTHER INSPECTION!! TEA PARTY ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!! OBAMA WAS ALL ABOUT CHANGE BUT THE ONLY CHANGE i SEE IS FOR WORSE!!!!!
It wasn't recalled until AFTER it was on the shelves... purchased... AND someone found the metal!!
These tea party people are pretty scary.
The real irony is that all of your lunatic tea party candidates want to do away with all the regulations and regulators like the FSIS, so if that happens those metal chunks WILL end up in your stomach.....
This brilliant comment was provided by a Republican't. God knows we're all doomed in 2012 if one of these crazies gets elected.
Fair and balanced thinking dictates that all of you now have to go over to the CNN's political blog and post blathering comments about food.
"Do you dine on swine? Are you a dork for pork? You might want to hold off on pigging out."
Serious journalism right there....
Yeah, I sort of can't believe that was actually printed.
they didn't mention makin' bacon
What's wrong with a little iron in the diet?
Maybe one day natural selection will be allowed to work once again and the herd can be thinned out. SIck and tired of caring for and catering to the elderly and the weak. This shouldn't have even made a headline. a few pounds of meat with some metal shavings. Yeah, this is really important. God forbid a couple weaklings get sick.
Trystan? Is that short for "try and stand"? Be honest. Are you one of those less-than-perfect specimens that managed to wriggle its way through the natural selection process? Well, no worries; we'll get you sooner or later. Meanwhile, your obvious sense of self-importance is only outweighed by your obvious impotence, so no concerns about you passing on any inferior genes. Have a pork-patty and call me in the morning.
It's a troll, dude. A forty year old who lives in his mom's basement.
Soooooooo he peed in his OWN corn flakes? LMAO!
You must be one of those sick and pitiful devotees of Ayn Rand.
Trystan, I couldn't agree with you more. I'm sure all of us can't wait for you to get old or weak so the natural selection process can kick-in. You WILL get old and weak, sooner or later!
Nothing but the Best for our school children and the elderly in our Hospitals and retirement homes.
It's what most of them deserve.
Yep! An Ayn Rand cultist. You are one sick and sorry excuse for a human being.
Who was the politician who recently said we needed a break from regulation?
Thanks to politics, natural selection is not allowed to take hold. So now we've got handicapped people and politics holding the human race back. How are we as a species supposed to survive if we're constantly carrying the weak and elderly around? Regulations in the end, will be the demise of the human race. Only the strong are supposed to survive, not all of these vericose-veined old people and the downs folks. We are instead promoting mediocrity and breeding weaklings.
Get rid of the regulations and let natural selection weed these weak people out. I'm so sick of catering to those that can't care for themselves. Let them rot I say. ROT.
Those of us that have worked for The Obama Administration are trying our Best to do as you say.
So... about the illegals OOOOOh that's right, democrats like them. Say, if natural selection were allowed to occur, how'd your fearless leader ever make it to adulthood? He sure is a hard-liner! Takes a stand for all kinds of things!
God bless or whatever.
You sound like such a sad, angry young man. I pity you. Don't have any grandparents to honor and love? Are your parents still too young to throw out with the garbage? So Sad.........
Trystan, the very essence of humanity is that human beings have many ways to be valuable and worthy of survival other than physical strength and optimal health - even things other than mental prowess. I'd say that, if strength and health are all you have going for YOU, then we should start the weeding-out process with your sorry a**.
So, Trystan,....been to the super market lately?? Or, do you pop out of bed to feed your own pigs and chickens, weed the vegetable garden, shoot a couple of moose and can your own food all before breakfast?
Or, maybe you just like McDonald's Egg McMuffins made with all the products Sysco ships to fast food restaurants.
Just some advice from a 'more' mature person. Eating too many french fries gives you acne.
Your callousness about handicapped people is disgusting. Lord help you for putting that kind of bad karma on yourself. Handicapped people can be born or result from injuries in any family, including yours.
Trystan, this isnt a case of natural selection. Please get an education.
As far as 'illegals' go.... I dont believe that any of your ancestors asked the Native Americans who actually were already here for 'permission to settle'. They just did it. Others coming in now to take over..? Thats called Karma. Reap what you Sow baby...get used to it. Your kids will likely end up marrying Mexicans. CYA! THAT would be called Natural Selection. :)
That was OBAMA...last week.
I'm glad I left the Mental Institution on Friday. Shouldn't affect me,I hope.
Well, on the bright side, nobody can say they aren't getting enough iron...
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