“Ukrainian Meat”
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/fsis_recalls/RNR_038_2004/index.asp
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What ~ Imported Ukrainian canned beef, pork, and poultry products.
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When ~ On October 6, 2004 the Recall Management Staff was notified by OPEER
that the Florida Department of Agriculture had observed, photographed and held
product at Odessa International Foods in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Who ~ The Importer of Record was identified as New World Amazing International, Inc.
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Why ~ The products were imported from the Ukraine, which is ineligible to
export to the United States.
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How ~ product labels are printed in Cyrillic.
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Management Issues
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Why does the USDA have a “BEEF” with Ukrainian Meat?
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Two Separate Issues:
1) Ukraine is not among the countries (at that time) that was approved to export
meat and poultry into the U.S. (See Ref. 1)
2) Labels need to be in English (See Ref. 2 & 3)
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Class 1 Recall ~ Defined as: “This is a health hazard situation where there is a
reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse
health consequences or death.”
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Impact of Recall
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“FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this
product. However, these products could present a health hazard to consumers
because Ukraine is not among the countries that are approved to export meat and
poultry into the U.S. As such, these products have not been inspected by FSIS.
Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician. “ (See Ref. 4)
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“FSIS has taken immediate steps to remove this product from commerce and
continues to investigate whether any unlawful actions have occurred. Consumers
who have purchased any meat or poultry product imported from Ukraine are
urged not to eat it but to return it to the place of purchase. “ (See Ref. 4)
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With the increase in globalization the U.S. will need to remain vigilant.
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References
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(1) Poultry Export Guide, Sept. 1998; Report prepared by Debra Tropp, Agricultural
Economist, Marketing and Transportation Analysis Program,
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Washington, D.C. 20250
(2) US Code of Federal Regulations (Title 21); Part 2, Section 2, "Label Compliance for
Imported Meat and Poultry Products," dated
October 30, 2006 Item V; b
(3) www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Labeling_Requirements_Guide.pdf
(4) www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_038_2004_release/
index.asp#Photos
(5) Vuic, J. (2010). The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History.
Hill and Wang: New York, NY
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