Utah’s Creminelli recalls ready-to-eat pork product
Food • Only 28 internet customers affected and no illnesses reported

By Kathy Stephenson

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: November 26, 2013 09:03AM
Updated: November 25, 2013 09:56PM
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Cristiano Creminelli is the owner of Creminelli Find Meats in Salt Lake City.

Creminelli Fine Meats, LLC, of Salt Lake City, recalled 31 pieces — or about 101 pounds — of fully-cooked but not shelf-stable, ready-to-eat pork roast products last week because it was produced under the wrong Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The product also was mislabeled.

The company recalled 3 to 4-pound packages of “Creminelli Artisan Deli Porchetta Seasoned Boneless Pork Roast,” The products bears the establishment number “34644” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were sold exclusively through Internet sales to 28 customers, who have been identified by the company, the USDA said in a news release.

The products were delivered to customers between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, 2013 and were not distributed to retail stores or restaurants. Other products produced by Creminelli are not impacted.

The problem was discovered by the Kansas State Department of Agriculture during routine surveillance. The product is being recalled because the company was using a HACCP plan for a different category of ready-to-eat products.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers.