MISSOURI – AFFCO USA, Importer of Record in Jacksonville, Fla., Is recalling approximately 24,461 pounds of frozen raw lamb shoulder products that have not been presented for re-inspection for import into the United States, the Department of Food safety and inspection department of the United States Department of Agriculture (FSIS) announced Friday.
Lamb products were imported in July 2021 and shipped to distributors in Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania for further distribution to retailers.
The recalled products were in boxes bearing the New Zealand establishment seal “SPM135”. The recall includes cardboard boxes weighing between 33 lbs and 39 lbs, each containing square cut frozen raw lamb shoulder products with a shipping mark of M1353023.
The USDA says the problem was discovered during FSIS’s routine surveillance activities on imported products and says there have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects from the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
“FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase, ”the recall indicates.