Kapowsin Meats Recalls Pork Product Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination


WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 – Kapowsin Meats, a Graham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 116,262 pounds of whole hogs possibly contaminated with Salmonella.

Varying weights of the Whole Hogs for Barbeque item that were produced on various dates between April 18, 2015 and July 27, 2015 with establishment number “Est. 1628” inside the USDA mark of inspection are being recalled.

The Washington State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FSIS determined the link between whole hogs for barbecue after a reported Salmonella illness. Since April 25, 2015, there have been 134-cases identified in Washington linked to these products.

Older adults, infants, and immune compromised individuals are most at risk. Contact your healthcare provider if you are concerned about an illness or have sympotoms after consuming this product. FSIS advises all consumers to thoroughly cook all meats. Pork should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145° F with a three minute rest time.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Source: FSIS