News Release

Ocho Rios Recalls Corned Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 117-2015
Health Risk: High Aug 31, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Whitney Joy
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2015 – Ocho Rios, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,228 pounds of canned corned beef produced in Brazil that were 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 was imported on August 7, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]      

  • 18-lb. packages containing 24- 12 oz. cans of “Corned Beef with Juices.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Brasil 226 S.I.F.” inside the mark from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture. The cases of products contain the shipping mark “BT/7100366 MIAMI” and the can codes “16952U,” “16951U,” “15251U,” or “15252U.” These products were shipped to retail locations in Fla. and one distribution center in Ga. to be further distributed.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during routine failure to present surveillance activities.

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.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 may contact Donovan Chang, Ocho Rios’ Recall Coordinator, at (305) 696-1237.

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