Lamb products produced without import inspection recalled
E.&B.’s Natural Way, a Frederick, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA-FSIS Import Inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The lamb products were packaged on October 21, 2013, September 2, 20, 21 and 22, 2014. The products subject to recall include Lamb Packs; Lamb Bone-In Legs; Lamb Boneless Legs; Lamb Saddles; Lamb Racks; Lamb Loins; Lamb Shoulders; Lamb Shanks; Lamb Trim, and Lamb for Stew.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “IS A022 EFTA” and include a label indicating “Product of Iceland.” These products were shipped to retail establishments in Washington and Oregon where the products would have been repackaged.
The problem was discovered during a routine review using the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) database. ACE is a web-based portal for the collection and use of international trade data maintained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The failure-to-present was the result of the importing establishment not following appropriate procedures.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.