Anonymous tip leads to half a million-pound pork recall

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(WIAT) An anonymous tip leads to half a million-pound pork recall.

Morris Meat Packing, a Maywood, Illinois, company is recalling more than half a million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected,, according to officials.

The 515,000 pounds of raw pork items were produced and distributed in Illinois according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. They were produced between Nov. 25, 2017, and Nov. 9, 2019.

They include pork loin, pork back ribs and pork chops and were shipped to Illinois retail locations. The complete list of affected items can be found here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number ‘EST. 18267’ inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Illinois,” officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

Federal officials said they received an anonymous tip that the company was producing products without inspection outside inspection hours, leading to the recall.

Morris Meat Packing, a Maywood, Illinois, company, recalled the pork products.

For more information on this recall visit: www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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