Asian Jade Customs Brokerage Recalls Sausage Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Editors note: The following recall release was updated June 15, 2016 to reflect additional lot numbers depicted on affected products, discovered by FSIS personnel during the recall effectiveness check process.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016, Asian Jade Customs Brokerage, a Springfield Gardens, N.Y. firm, is recalling approximately 762 pounds of imported sausage products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The heat-treated, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat dried pork sausage items were imported on June 3, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 5.29-lb. cases containing 4.23-oz. plastic wrapped packages of SOKOLOW PORK KABANOS/ KABANOSY FRANCUSKLE.
The products subject to recall bear the Polish establishment number PL 30090201 WE, and lists the use by date 18/08/2016 and lot numbers 61391 61411 13, 61391 61451 29, or 61391 61411 22 on the back of the package. The products subject to recall were produced between May 18 and 20, 2016 in Poland. These items were shipped to a distributor and retail locations in New Jersey and New York.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during routine failure to present shipment monitoring activities and subsequent investigation.
There have been no confirmed 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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Cathy Chiu Lam, of Asian Jade Customs Brokerage, at (718) 995-5030.
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. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.