Firm recalls products that may not be inspected

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – An undetermined amount of meat and poultry products is being recalled by AA Meat Products Corporation, Maywood, Calif., because they may have been made without being federally inspected, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The problem was found during an on-going FSIS investigation.

Products subject to recall include 30-lb. and 22-lb. cases of AA Scalded Beef Omasum Tripe, AA Honeycomb Beef Tripe, AA Scalded Beef Tripe Menudo De Vovino, AA Beef Omasum Tripe and AA Beef Tripe, which were produced between Jan. 11, 2011, and Feb. 8, 2012. Also subject tor recall are various weights of pork chops, beef short ribs, beef tongues, boneless beef shank, boneless beef ribeye lipon, boneless beef short plate, boneless beef strip loin and beef fat produced between March 5, 2011, and Feb. 8, 2012.

Ten-lb. bags of chicken feet, duck feet and pork uteri produced between April 7, 2011, and February 8, 2012, are also part of this recall. What’s more, these products may also have been produced using sodium percarbonate, a food additive, which is not approved for use in these specific products.

Case labels or packaging for the suspect products may bear the establishment numbers EST. 21492, P-21492 or EST. 21492A in the USDA mark of inspection or EST. 21492 ink-jetted onto the case label. Suspect products were sold in California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

To date, no reports of illness have been received by FSIS due to consuming any of these products.

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