Nebraska firm recalls pork belly products

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Quality Meats, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., recalled approximately 44,372 lbs. of frozen pork belly products because they were not presented for import inspection, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

A review using the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) database uncovered the problem, FSIS said. ACE is a web-based portal for the collection and use of international trade data. US Customs and Border Protection maintain the database.

Affected products include various weight cases of "rosderra IRISH MEATS Swine Pork Belly”, which is a frozen pork single ribbed bellies product. FSIS said the product was packaged March 18 through April 10. The pork belly product bears the Ireland establishment number “IE 356 EC.” FSIS said the pork bellies were shipped to retail establishments and distributors in Georgia, Illinois and Washington where the products would have been repackaged.

There have been no reports of adverse reactions, FSIS said. The agency releases a public health alert for imported products when the country of origin issues a recall. FSIS issues a recall when imported products are not presented for inspection at the US border. Importers must present a shipment to FSIS for import inspection before the product enters US commerce, the agency noted. Failure-to-present will result in a product recall.
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