Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. Issues Precautionary Recall for Product produced without Inspection

Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. of Zanesville, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 15 pounds of Sliced Bacon due to the fact that the product was produced without the benefit of Sate Inspection by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Meat Inspection.

“As defined by the Class II category of the recall, the possibility of a food safety hazard is remote. It was simply a mistake on my part to not notify Meat Inspection of minimal production on that specific day of production.” said Andy Rittberger, President, Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc.

The product subject to recall include: 20 – 12 oz. packages of Sliced Bacon

Product: RITTBERGER Sliced Bacon 12 oz package

Identified by: Produced by Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc., Zanesville, Ohio.
The packages include Ohio Establishment #13, they include 12 oz. packages with the sell by date of 8/28/10

Manufacture date: 7/09/10

The packages were sold exclusively at the Zanesville Farmer’s Market on 7/10/10.

Problem discovered during record review by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Meat inspection during a routine inspection of the facility.

There have been no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. urges its customers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and to return it to the company. Customers may bring those designated packages to Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. at 1900 Lutz Lane or call the office at 740-452-2767.

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