Boa Vida Imports, a New Bedford, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 385 pounds of pork and beef products imported from Portugal because this country is not eligible to export meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. These products were also not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, including determining the equivalence of a foreign food regulatory system, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The pork meat and beef tripe stew with beans items were produced on various dates between July and October 2014. The following products are subject to recall:
- 1-lb. cans of “NOBRE Receitas Caseiras CHISPALHADA” with a use or sell by date of 10/21/2016 on the can.
- 1-lb. cans of “NOBRE Receitas Caseiras DOBRADA COM FEIJAO BRANCA” with a use or sell by date of 09/23/2016 on the can.
- 1-lb. cans of “NOBRE Receitas Caseiras FEIJOADA A TRANSMOTANA” with a use or sell by date of 07/10/2016 on the can.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “PT RTR 79 CE” inside the Portugal mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations in Southeastern Massachusetts.
The problem was discovered when Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) contacted a FSIS Office of Investigation, Enforcement, and Audit (OIEA) Investigator on the suspicion that these products were imported from a country (Portugal) not currently eligible for import.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.