Canadian firm recalls meat products without import inspection

February 25, 2014

Santa Maria Foods Corp., Rexdale, Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 8,895 lbs of various meat products because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced Feb. 22. Without full inspection, a remote possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The following Santa Maria Foods Corporation products are subject to recall:

  • 11.1-oz Sopressata Salami bearing package code “2014AL30”
  • 5.1-lbs MASTRO Milano Salami bearing package code “2014JN17”
  • 5.3-lbs MASTRO Calabrese Salami Hot bearing package code “2014JL08” or “2014JN17”
  • 8.4-lbs MASTRO Sopressata Round bearing package code “2014JL22”
  • 2.6-lbs MASTRO Sopressata Salami bearing package code “2014JL09”
  • 13.3-lbs MASTRO Mortadella with Pistachios bearing package code “2014AL09”
  • 15.0-lbs MASTRO Jambon de Paris Cooked Ham Jambon Cuit bearing package code “2014AL05,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10” or “2014AL22”
  • 16.8-lbs MASTRO Mortadella bearing package code “2014MR20”

Packages will bear the Canadian establishment number “340” or “224.” The products were distributed into commerce in Arizona, California, and Florida. The products were also exported by the U.S. distributor to Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, and Thailand.

The problem was discovered when FSIS import staff reviewed records and discovered that the product was not presented by the independent third party carrier for USDA inspection at the U.S. Canadian border. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

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