By: Tracie Carter
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Paterson's E.N.A. Meat Packing Inc. is recalling approximately 39,947 pounds of frozen, raw lamb products that were imported without the benefit of import reinspection.
The frozen, raw lamb items were produced on Feb. 22 through March 13, 2023. The following products are subject to recall:
- Cartons weighing approximately 40-lb., containing raw frozen pieces of “Simunovic S.A. Frozen Bone in Lamb Leg ABO” produced by Frigorifico Simunovic S.A. with a “Best Before Use By” date of 02/15/2026 to 02/21/2026 and shipping mark ENA036-2023-A.
- Cartons weighing approximately 47-lb., containing raw frozen pieces of “Frozen Lamb Carcasses” produced by Frigorifico Simunovic S.A. with a “Best Before Use By” date of 02/27/2025 to 03/12/2025 and shipping mark ENA036-2023.
Federal officials said the products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection. Each carton bears the Chile establishment number 12-01. These items were shipped to a Texas state-inspected facility for further processing.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS monitoring when a shipment of frozen, raw lamb carcasses and bone-in lamb leg products imported from Chile was identified that was not presented for FSIS import reinspection.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
Officials said these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.