News Release

Laser Corned Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 053-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 1, 2015
En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 – Aadji & Manten International, LLC., a Rockville, Md., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,108 pounds of canned corned beef products not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The canned corned beef products were imported from Brazil on March 15, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]  

  • 123 cases plus 3-340g individual cans of “LASER CORNED BEEF” with “BEST BEFORE END 03/10/2019” on the products.

The products bear the establishment number “EST. Brazil 337” inside the country’s mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations in Maryland and Virginia and are currently on route to a distributor in California. The problem was discovered during routine review of product tracking records by FSIS employees.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Aadji & Manden International, LLC. President Emma Darko at (301) 738-8100.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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 Jun 08, 2016