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Mislabeled pork products recalled

June 3, 2004

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— Excel Corp. is voluntarily recalling approximately 54,000 pounds of garlic- and herb-flavored fresh pork because the products' labels don't note the presence of nonfat dried milk.

No illnesses have been associated with the product, the Wichita-based company said in a news release.

The product was produced at Excel's Marshall, Mo., facility. During a product review, Excel discovered that the labels on the products did not match the spice mix used to produce the products. Consumers who purchased the product should return it to the place of purchase.

The products, marketed under Excel's "Tender Choice" and Sterling Silver labels, include tenderloin, ham roast, loin chops and loin filets.

No other flavored products are included in the recall.

All of the products bear the establishment number "EST. 85M" inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection.

The products were packaged between Sept. 11, 2003, and May 28, 2004. The packages carry "use by or freeze by" dates on or before June 25, 2004.

The Tender Choice products were distributed in 21 states, including Kansas. The Sterling Silver products were distributed only in Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, California, Indiana and Ohio.

Consumers with questions can call an Excel hot line at (800) 267-6946.

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