News Release

Ronald A. Chisholm, Ltd. Recalls Pork Belly Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 097-2017
Health Risk: High Aug 26, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Julie Schwartz
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2017 – Ronald A. Chisholm, Ltd., a Toronto, Ontario establishment, is recalling approximately 12,169 pounds of skinless pork belly products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The products were produced and packaged from June 27, 2017 to July 20, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [Label]

  • Approximately 40-lb. cardboard box containing “FLANC PORC, PORK BELLY.”

The products subject to recall bear case code “815157” and establishment number “10” inside the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurants in Hawaii.

The problem was discovered on Aug. 23, 2017 by FSIS while conducting routine failure to present monitoring activities. FSIS discovered that a shipment of skinless pork belly products had entered the United States from Canada on or about July 29, 2017 and did not receive import inspection. The products were distributed to single distributor and three federal establishments.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Steve Needham, Vice President, Trading Division, at (818) 770-3903. Media with questions about the recall can contact Gavin Hoey, Operations Manager, North American Meat Trade Division, at (416) 967-8258.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 10 a.m. to 6 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:


USDA Recall Classifications
Class IThis is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class IIThis is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class IIIThis is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Aug 26, 2017

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