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Texas Firm Recalls Lamb Products Imported Without Inspection

06 January 2015

US - A meat importer based in Houston, Texas, is recalling approximately 35, 275 pounds of Australian lamb products because they were not presented at the US point of entry for inspection

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that without full inspection, there could be health problems with the products.

The products, packed by Wagstaff Canbourne, consisted of bone in lamb shoulder and were shipped to AMD Imports Inc, a distributor in Houston, Texas, which was also the point of entry and further distributed to other distributors and retail locations.

The problem was discovered using the Public Health Information System (PHIS) when FSIS import staff reviewed records and discovered that the independent third party carrier did not present the products for USDA inspection at the U.S. point of entry.

FSIS and the company say they have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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