December 31, 2001Connecticut Import Firm Has Recalled
Canned Corned Beef Because
Simsbury, Conn. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Austral Foods, Inc.
36,000 pounds of imported Brazilian canned corned beef that is incorrectly
The products subject to recall are 12 ounce cans of "AUSTRAL CORNED BEEF
WITH JUICES PRODUCT OF BRAZIL." The bottom of each can is embossed with "BRASIL
INSPECIONADO 3031 S.I.F." The product was produced between April 27 and
April 28 2001, and distributed to retail establishments in New York and New
Embossed on the top of the cans are the following identification codes:
"F271M," and "F281M."
The product may contain edible or inedible beef by-products that are not
declared on the label.
"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and
accurately labeled," said Margaret Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. "Some
of the ingredients found in this product are prohibited in the United
States. We urge consumers to return the product to the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered during a routine FSIS re-inspection at import.
Brazilian establishment #3031 has been audited by the Brazilian government.
The establishment has been de-listed by the Brazilian government and can no
longer export to the United States.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Jerome
Breiter, spokesperson, Western Hemisphere Association for Meat Marketers, at