Texas Firm Recalls Lamb Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection
WASHINGTON, JANUARY 02, 2015 AMD Imports Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 35, 275 pounds of Australian lamb products because they 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 following product are subject to recall: [ View Labels (PDF Only)]
- Lot A, 17,500lbs: 416 containers of Australian Bone-In Lamb Shoulder weighing from 36 to 51 lbs each with package code 730030. The product was packaged by Wagstaff Canbourne on dates ranging from September 8, 2014 October 10, 2014.
- Lot B, 17,775lbs: 416 containers of Australian Bone-In Lamb Shoulder weighing from 36 to 51 lbs each with package code 730030. The product was packaged by Wagstaff Canbourne on dates ranging from September 8, 2014 October 10, 2014.
The product bears the Australian mark of inspection with establishment number 2773. The product was shipped to AMD Imports Inc., a distributor in Houston, Texas which was also the point of entry and further distributed to other distributors and retail locations.
The problem was discovered using the Public Health Information System (PHIS) when FSIS import staff reviewed records and discovered that the independent third party carrier did not present the products for USDA inspection at the U.S. point of entry.
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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Dan Martinez at (713) 928-3111.
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 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.