Houston, TX-based AMD Imports Inc. is recalling approximately 35,275 pounds of Australian lamb products because the meat imports were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Without the benefit of full inspection, FSIS says a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. The recall involves a high health risk. The following product are subject to recall:
- Lot A, 17,500 lbs.: 416 containers of Australian Bone-In Lamb Shoulder weighing from 36 to 51 lbs. each with package code “730030.” The product was packaged by Wagstaff Canbourne on dates ranging from Sept. 8, 2014, to Oct. 10, 2014.
- Lot B, 17,775 lbs.: 416 containers of Australian Bone-In Lamb Shoulder weighing from 36 to 51 lbs. each with package code “730030.” The product was packaged by Wagstaff Canbourne on dates ranging from Sept. 8, 2014, to Oct. 10, 2014.
The recalled lamb bears the Australian mark of inspection with establishment number “2773.” The product was shipped to AMD Imports Inc., a meat distributor in Houston, which was also the point of entry and further distributed to other distributors and retail locations. The problem was discovered using the Public Health Information System (PHIS) when FSIS import staff reviewed records and discovered that the independent third-party carrier did not present the products for USDA inspection at the U.S. point of entry. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.