Poultry recalled, misbranding, no inspection

Halal International Processing, a York, S.C., establishment, is recalling approx. 2,925 pounds of beef, chicken, goat, and lamb products that were mislabelled. Poultry products labelled with the USDA mark of inspection for meat were identified in commerce.

Additionally, it was determined that the establishment was operating at times without the opportunity of federal inspection, which is prohibited, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

All frozen meat and poultry products produced from 3 April, 2008, through 7 March, 2009, bearing the establishment number "EST. 19825" inside the USDA mark of inspection, are subject to recall.

There are no production or code dates to distinguish the products that were produced under inspection from those that were not produced under inspection. The frozen meat and poultry products were distributed to retail establishments in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The problem was discovered after FSIS personnel identified the frozen meat and poultry products in the marketplace.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

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