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Irish Pork Dioxin Recalled in US – Finally!

Days after Europe was well on the way recalling all the little piggies who went to market, today 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: n 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.

Ooops, before I could log out here is another:

Tommy Moloney’s Inc., a Long Island City, NY., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,041 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.

8-ounce packages of "Tommy Moloney’s Traditional Irish Breakfast Bacon, Made from imported Irish Pork." The label bears the establishment number "EST. 33789" inside the U.S. mark of inspection as well as a "sell by" date between "Dec. 15, 2008" and "Jan. 31, 2009."  The 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 retail stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia.

Don’t we have pigs from the US that are dioxin free?

  • Bix

    “FSIS believes the probability of adverse health effects related to consumption of these pork products to be low.”
    I don’t accept that. The pork flesh had up to 200 times more dioxins than legal limit.
    Taiwanese who were exposed to dioxins in cooking oil during a few months in 1978-1979 had a 2 to 5 times increased risk of developing diabetes later in life. Almost a 4 times increased risk for developing hypertension:
    http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/31/8/1574
    Blood dioxin/PCB levels are increasingly linked to diabetes.