US - Two consignments of pork products imported into the US have been recalled this week, because they entered the country without proper inspection.
Kalle USA based in Chicago is recalling approximately 168,473 pounds of pork products that were not presented at the US point of entry for inspection.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The dehydrated pork stock products and the pork protein products produced by Scan in Denmark were part of six different shipments bearing establishment number “Denmark Est. 215” inside the mark of inspection.
The products were distributed in Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
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 Chicago point of entry for FSIS re-inspection.
In a similar incident, Food Club Corp, the importer of record which was formerly located in Los Altos, California, and is now located in Key Biscayne, Florida, is recalling approximately 3,233 pounds of pork products that were produced in Spain and were also not presented at the US point of entry for inspection.
The Sociedad Cooperativa Valle de Los Pedroches items are whole Iberico dry cured hams and individually wrapped packages acorn fed Iberico sliced ham.
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.
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