Canadian firm recalls exported meat products

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Santa Maria Foods, Corp., Rexdale, Ontario, recalled approximately 8,895 lbs. of various meat products because they were imported without full inspection, The US Department of Agriculture's Food safety and Inspection Service reported.

FSIS import staff discovered the problem upon reviewing records. Meat products from Santa Maria Foods were not presented by the independent third-party carrier for USDA inspection at the US-Canadian border, the agency said. No illnesses have been reported.

Products subject to the recall include:

• 11.1-oz. “Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014AL30”
• 5.1-lbs. “MASTRO Milano Salami” bearing package code “2014JN17”
• 5.3-lbs. “MASTRO Calabrese Salami Hot” bearing package code “2014JL08” or “2014JN17”
• 8.4-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Round” bearing package code “2014JL22”
• 2.6-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014JL09”
• 13.3-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella with Pistachios” bearing package code “2014AL09”
• 15.0-lbs. “MASTRO Jambon de Paris Cooked Ham Jambon Cuit” bearing package code “2014AL05,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10” or “2014AL22”
• 16.8-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella” bearing package code “2014MR20”

Packages bear the Canadian establishment number “340” or “224.” The products were distributed in Arizona, California and Florida. The US distributor also exported the products to Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji and Thailand.
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