California Firm Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2015 – Food Club Corp., the importer of record which was formerly located in Los Altos, Calif., and is now located in Key Biscayne, Fla., is recalling approximately 3,233 pounds of pork products that were produced in Spain and 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 following Sociedad Cooperativa Valle de Los Pedroches items are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]
- Whole hams of “COVAP JAMÓN DE BELLOTA 100% IBERICO BONE IN DRY CURED ACORN FED IBERICO PORK HAM” and bearing lot numbers “13314, 14124, 14444 or 14503” on the packaging labels.
- 2.5-oz. individually wrapped packages of “COVAP JAMÓN DE BELLOTA DRY CURED ACORN FED IBERICO SLICED HAM” and bearing lot numbers “13323, 13472, 14105, 14344, 14423 or 14484” on the packaging labels.
The products subject to recall were included in six different shipments bearing establishment number “Spain 29” inside the Spain mark of inspection and have “Sell-by” dates from June 19, 2014 through Dec. 10, 2015. These products were shipped to customers via the Internet in California.
The problem was discovered using the Public Health Information System (PHIS) during a routine review of import shipment data. It was found that the product failed to present at a San Francisco, California point of entry for FSIS re-inspection and was detained at a Los Altos, California mailing warehouse facility.
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 lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and Media with questions about the recall can contact the company’s owner, Eduardo Rebollo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|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.|