WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2019 (USDA FSIS release) — Bellisio Foods, a Jackson, Ohio establishment, is recalling 173,376 pounds of frozen pork entree products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass or hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday.
The frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) boneless pork rib patties were produced on various dates from Dec. 7, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:
- 14-oz. black cardboard box packages containing “BOSTON MARKET Home Style Meals BONELESS PORK RIB SHAPED PATTY WITH BBQ SAUCE & MASHED POTATOES” with “BEST BY:” dates of 12/07/2019 lot code 8341, 01/04/2020 lot code 9004, 01/24/2020 lot code 9024, or 02/15/2020 lot code 9046, represented on the label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18297” on the end carton flap of the package. These items were shipped to a Department of Defense facility in Tucson, Ariz. and retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of glass or hard plastic extraneous material in the rib shaped patty. FSIS was notified on Feb. 22, 2019.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
UPDATE: A Boston Market spokesperson provided the following comment Tuesday afternoon:
“Upon learning of the potential contamination of the Boston Market Homestyle Meals Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ Sauce & Mashed Potatoes frozen entrée with Best By dates of: 12/07/2019, 01/04/2020, 01/24/2020, or 02/15/2020, Boston Market confirmed with the manufacturer, Bellisio Foods, that it was undertaking all necessary steps to promptly recall the frozen entrée product. It is Boston Market’s understanding that there have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness with respect to this frozen entree product. Consumers who have purchased this frozen entrée product should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. The recall does not involve any products that are sold in Boston Market restaurants.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Krista Cummings, Consumer Affairs Supervisor for Bellisio Foods at (855) 871-9977. Additional information regarding this recall is located at http://bostonmarketathome.com/news/.”