California firm recalls beef products produced without benefit of import inspection
ATM International USA, Inc., a Torrance, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,999 pounds of boneless beef products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for 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 boneless beef products were imported from Japan on various dates between Oct. 9, 2014 – Jan. 15, 2015, and labeled in Japanese only.
The products subject to recall include various weights and cuts of vacuum packed chilled boneless beef. The vacuum packaging bears the Japanese translation for the following cuts:
- Tender loin
- Strip loin
- Chuck Roll
- Top Sirloin Butt
- Chuck Ribs
- Bottom Round
- Top Round
- Short Plate
- Short Rib
The above products would have been shipped either inside of a cardboard box with the Japanese establishment number “M2” and a box marking of “MZA-TN41”, “MZA-TN28” or “MZA-TN1” or inside of a Styrofoam box bearing the establishment number “EST. 27510” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Arizona, California, and Washington.
The problem was discovered during routine review of product tracking records.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.