News Release

California Importer Recalls Salami Products That Were Not Presented To USDA for Reinspection

Class II Recall 063-2013
Health Risk: Low Oct 26, 2013
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Catherine Cochran 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2013 – Ferrarini USA, Importer of Record in San Fernando, Calif., is recalling approximately 13,118 pounds of salami products that were not presented for import reinspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Import reinspection by FSIS is required before an imported product is eligible to enter commerce.

The products subject to recall include: [Labels]

Product Name Package Type/Size Package Code
Salame Emilia Ferrarini Log Boxes of 5 logs weighing 7.7 lbs. each. 60516 3222 3208      
Salame Parma Ferrarini Log Boxes of 5 logs weighing 7.7 lbs. each. 60518 3224 3295      
Salame Parma Ferrarini Log Boxes of 4 logs weighing 7.7 lbs. each. 60518 2685 2686      
Ferrarini Salame Parma Boxes of 20 chubs weighing 250 g each. 61082 3320 3320      

Each box bears the code “IT G4279 CE” inside the Italian mark of inspection, though individual logs may not. The products were shipped to distributors in Arizona and California for further distribution to retailers.

FSIS import inspection staff and the import house discovered the problem when the shipment was not presented for reinspection as scheduled. FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Grant Linebach at (818) 256-1622.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. To report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Mar 24, 2015