Routine microbiological testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) has led to recall of pork products made in Hawaii and distributed to food service and retail outlets on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.

The FSIS testing found contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and forced Kapolei-based Palama Holdings, LLC, to recall 4,535 pounds of fully cooked pork products.

The Class 1, High Health Risk recall is not the first this year for Palama.  Last May 8th, the Marler Blog reported this: Hawaii Meat Plant – Palama Holdings – Recalls E. coli Contaminated Ground Beef

Here’s what being recalled this time:

  • 16-oz. bags of “MAY’S HAWAII KALUA BRAND PORK (WITH UP TO TWELVE PERCENT SOLUTION ADDED), FULLY COOKED, SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.” Each bag bears the establishment number “EST. 11077” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a freeze-by date of “9/17/08” or “9/20/08.” These 16-oz. bags available for retail purchase are distributed in packages of three, which are shipped in cases of 15 packages each. Each case is labeled “MAY’S KALUA BRAND PORK, 15 PACKAGES/3 LB EACH” and bears the case code “325466.”
  • 10-pound cases of “MAY’S KALUA BRAND PORK.” Each case bears the establishment number “EST. 11077” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a date code “21708” and a case code “325469.” Each case contains two 5-pound packages intended for food service use.

The pork products were produced on Aug. 4 and Aug. 7, 2008.