California Importer Recalls Salami Products That Were Not Presented To USDA for Reinspection
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 NamePackage Type/SizePackage Code
Salame Emilia Ferrarini LogBoxes of 5 logs weighing 7.7 lbs. each.60516 3222 3208
Salame Parma Ferrarini LogBoxes of 5 logs weighing 7.7 lbs. each.60518 3224 3295
Salame Parma Ferrarini LogBoxes of 4 logs weighing 7.7 lbs. each.60518 2685 2686
Ferrarini Salame ParmaBoxes of 20 chubs weighing 250 g each.61082 3320 3320
Each box bears the code iIT 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 iAsk Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.iAsk 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 http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.