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WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service recently announced four recalls.

Food Club Corp., an importer in Key Biscayne, Fla., is recalling approximately 3,233 lbs. of pork products that were not presented for inspection, FSIS said. The affected products were included in six different shipments from Spain. FSIS said a routine review of import shipment data revealed the products failed to present at a San Francisco point of entry for FSIS re-inspection and was detained at a Los Altos, Calif. mailing warehouse facility. There have been no reports of illness or adverse reactions related to the recalled products, the agency added.

The Sociedad Cooperativa Valle de Los Pedroches items subject to recall include:

• 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 affected products bear the establishment number “Spain 29” inside the Spain mark of inspection and have “Sell-by” dates from June 19, 2014 through Dec. 10, 2015. The products were shipped to customers via the Internet in California.

An Illinois firm also announced a recall of pork products produced without benefit of inspection. Kalle USA, a Chicago business, is recalling approximately 168,473 lbs. of pork products that were not presented for inspection.

The recalled items were produced between Oct. 18, 2013, and Nov. 19, 2014. They include:
• 2,976 - 44.10-lb. bags of “SCAN PORK DP-941 NATURAL DEHYDRATED PORK STOCK/NATIONAL DEHYDRATED PORK BROTH” and bearing packaging codes “JJ820738638, JJ820860580, JJ82082258, JJ820889803 or JJ820645387” on the labels.

• 1 - 44.10-lb. bag of “SCAN PORK DP-1075 NATURAL DEHYDRATED PORK STOCK HOT SETTING” and bearing packing code “JJ820822580” on the label.

• 800 – 44.10-lb. bags of “SCAN PORK FI-805 FRESH INJECTION PORK PROTEIN” and bearing packaging codes “JJ820670757 or JJ820665997” on the labels.

FSIS said the products were included in six different shipments bearing establishment number “Denmark Est. 215” inside the mark of inspection. The pork products were distributed in Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

La Guadalupana Wholesale, Inc., also in Chicago, announced a recall of approximately 8,856 lbs. of chicken tamales that were not produced under a fully implemented ready-to-eat Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan; a Listeria monocytogenes program; and a hazard analysis.

FSIS noted that La Guadalupana Wholesale’s co-packer did not conduct a hazard analysis to determine the food safety hazards reasonably likely to occur in the cryovacing process and did not identify preventive measures the co-packer could apply to control those hazards. The chicken tamales are a RTE product and fall within the Fully Cooked Not Shelf Stable category.

An FSIS inspector discovered the problem while conducting a sanitation task in the co-packer's establishment. The inspector saw plant personnel handling RTE products in a room also used for raw products. Further investigation revealed La Guadalupana had not conducted an RTE hazard analysis, developed or implemented a HACCP plan for the chicken tamales, or developed and implemented an Lm testing program.

The affected products include 2 packs of 6 tamales in each vacuum-packed bag of “LA GUADALUPANA CHICKEN TAMALES”, FSIS reported. The products bear the establishment number “P-21094” inside the USDA mark of inspection with packaging dates from Nov. 19, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015 on the label.

FSIS said the products were produced from Dec. 1, 2014 through Jan. 5, 2015, and then packaged using a Cryovac machine by a co-packer of La Guadalupana Wholesale from Nov.19, 2014, through Jan. 2, 2015. The products were distributed in Chicago.

Finally, Sentry Food Solutions in Tucker, Ga., announced a recall of approximately 14,130 lbs. of chicken and beef products because the items contain undeclared peanuts, according to FSIS.

Sentry Food was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens. Sentry Food then informed FSIS of the issue. There have been no reports of adverse reactions related to the products, FSIS noted.

Items subject to the recall were produced on various dates between Nov. 20, 2014 and Jan. 7, 2015. Affected products include:

• 7,770 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15-lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO PEPPER STEAK” with packaging codes “11/24/15, 11/26/15, 12/3/15, 12/9/15, 12/12/15, 12/16/15, 1/6/15 or 1/7/16”

• 2,160 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15-lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO BEEF & POTATO STEW” with packaging codes “11/24/15, 12/5/15 or 12/10/15”

• 2,160 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15-lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO CHICKEN FRICASSEE” with packaging codes “11/20/15, 11/26/15, 12/4/15, 12/9/15 or 1/6/16”

• 2,040 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15-lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO BEEF PICADILLO” with packaging codes “11/24/15 or 12/12/15”

The products bear the establishment number “P-19031” or Est. 19031” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were for institutional use in Florida.
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