Nebraska firm recalls pork belly product produced without import inspection
Quality Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb., establishment, is recalling approximately 44,372 pounds of frozen pork belly product 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 today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The product subject to recall includes various weight cases of "rosderra IRISH MEATS Swine Pork Belly.” The Frozen Pork Single Ribbed Bellies product was packaged March 18, 2014 through April 10, 2014. The product subject to recall bears the Ireland establishment number “IE 356 EC.” This product was shipped to retail establishments and distributors in Georgia, Illinois, and Washington 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.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.