Separate incidents of uninspected meat imports have been recalled, according to multiple reports by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. California-based Jinon Corporation recalled about 360 pounds of frozen boneless beef products. The beef was produced in Japan and was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Additionally, Texas-based AMB Imports Inc. recalled roughly 35,275 pounds of Australian lamb products for the same reason.
FSIS noted without full inspection these products could contain bacteria that could cause potential adverse health consequences.
Jinon Corporation's beef products were packed in varying sizes and cuts, including brisket, chuck roll, chuck short ribs, clod, knuckle, shank, short ribs, short plate, strip loin, tender loin and top sirloin butt. Though the meat was imported from Japan, the importer, located in Torrance, California, cut, packaged and sold the products.
AMD Imports had two lots of Australian bone-in lamb shoulder pass through without inspection, weighing over 17,000 pounds each.
The error was discovered when FSIS staff reviewed import records and discovered none of these products were inspected upon arrival.
Though there have been no reported incidents related to any of these products, FSIS announced these recalls as Class 1 because they could potentially pose a high health risk.