Ganaderos Borges Inc. Recalls Pork Possibly Contaminated with Metal

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Ganaderos Borges Inc., in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, is recalling approximately 14,760 pounds of pork patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Tuesday.

The raw pork patty items were produced on Oct. 26. The products subject to recall are 10-lb. cardboard boxes containing 54-3 oz. pieces of “PORK PATTIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY” bearing the Ganaderos Borges Inc. logo and stamped with a production date of “26 OCT 2018” and an expiration date of “16/11/18.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M32170” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional locations in Puerto Rico.

FSIS was notified on Nov. 2 when the firm received a consumer complaint from a school that received the product. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Sarai Orozco, Quality Control of Ganaderos Borges, Inc., at (787) 354-9777.