WASHINGTON – On Oct. 21, Jacksonville, Fla., importer of record, AFFCO USA, recalled approximately 24,461 lbs of frozen raw lamb shoulder products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The following products were imported on July 12, 2021, and are subject to recall:

  • Cardboard boxes weighing between 33 lbs to 39 lbs, each containing frozen raw lamb square cut shoulder bone-in products with shipping mark of M1353023.

Boxes bear New Zealand establishment seal “SPM135.” These items were shipped to distributors in Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania for further distribution to retailers.                

FSIS discovered the problem during its routine surveillance activities of imported products.

No confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have been issued. Those concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.