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Pork Product Imports Recalled After ACE Data Review Reveals Lack of Border Inspection

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that nearly 45,000 pounds of frozen pork belly product from Ireland are being recalled because they were not presented at the border for FSIS import inspection. The agency notes that this problem was discovered during a routine review using the Automated Commercial Environment database.

According to an FSIS press release, a failure-to-present occurs when an importer fails to present a shipment to FSIS for import inspection prior to the product entering U.S. commerce and will result in the recall of the product. In addition, FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain the product is no longer available to consumers.

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