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Louisburg firm recalls pork BBQ

Posted February 5, 2010

— A Louisburg company has recalled about 2,850 pounds of pork barbecue products because they may contain soy flour, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.

Soy flour is a known potential allergen, and it isn't listed on the product label.

USDA inspectors discovered the problem during a routine review of operations at The Murphy House. There have been no reports of adverse reactions among people who have eaten the barbecue products.

The products subject to recall include 5-pound buckets of “The Murphy House Premium Pork Barbecue; Cooked, Unskinned Pork with Barbecue Sauce Added.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 2135” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were sent to distributors and restaurants in North Carolina, officials said.

Questions about the recall should be directed to company Vice President Josh Whitely at 919-496-6054.


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  • luvbailey Feb 5, 2010

    Now here's a subject we can all discuss in a civil manner - Barbeque!! I like Eastern the best, but Western tastes mighty good to me also.

    I'll never forget what noted N&O columnist Dennis Rodgers had to say about Western NC barbeque: "A man who would put ketchup on cooked pig and feed it to a child is capable of doing almost anything." I still laugh every time I think about it!

  • Southern Girl Feb 5, 2010

    I've only eaten at the Murphy House once, and that was once too many. It is so dirty in there, it is so dark - probably to cover up all the dirt.

    I would never buy anything Murphy House makes. Hope people don't get violently ill from this or worse.

  • thefensk Feb 5, 2010

    Somehow the terms "five pound bucket" and "premium pork barbeque" don't seem to compliment each other. For me, PREMIUM pork barbeque would be tenderly pulled, and then delicated wrapped. Not slapped into a five pound bucket.

  • veyor Feb 5, 2010

    The Murphy House - Yum!