News Release

Canadian Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Without Import Inspection

Class II Recall 016-2014
Health Risk: Low Feb 26, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Lauren Kotwicki 
(202) 720-9113

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: FSIS has edited the release first issued on February 22, 2014 to reflect a change in the product codes for “MASTRO Sopressata Round” and “MASTRO Sopressata Salami”.

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 – Santa Maria Foods Corporation, a Rexdale, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 8,895 pounds of various meat products, because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without full inspection, a remote possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The following Santa Maria Foods Corporation products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 11.1-oz. “Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014AL30”
  • 5.1-lbs. “MASTRO Milano Salami” bearing package code “2014JN17”
  • 5.3-lbs. “MASTRO Calabrese Salami Hot” bearing package code “2014JL08” or “2014JN17”
  • 8.4-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Round” bearing package code “2014JL12”
  • 2.6-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014JL08”
  • 13.3-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella with Pistachios” bearing package code “2014AL09”
  • 15.0-lbs. “MASTRO Jambon de Paris Cooked Ham Jambon Cuit” bearing package code “2014AL05,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10” or “2014AL22”
  • 16.8-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella” bearing package code “2014MR20”

Packages will bear the Canadian establishment number “340” or “224.” The products were distributed into commerce in Arizona, California and Florida. The products were also exported by the US distributor to Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji and Thailand.

The problem was discovered when FSIS import staff reviewed records and discovered that the product was not presented by the independent third party carrier for USDA inspection at the U.S. – Canadian border.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Santa Maria Foods at 1-888-886-4428. Media with questions about the recall should contact Ron Hyson at (416) 459-9478 or at rhyson@sofinafoods.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “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. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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 Apr 07, 2014