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Beef recalled by manufacturer, animal drugs found

Press Release

ATLANTA - Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to some imported beef products that are being recalled because they may contain the animal drug Ivermectin.

Sampco, Inc., Chicago, is recalling approximately 61,000 pounds of cooked canned and frozen beef products that may contain the animal drug Ivermectin, a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic used as a de-worming agent in live animals.  The products are imported from Brazil.

The recalled products are:

  • 12-ounce cans of "Deltina CORNED BEEF WITH JUICES" with the production code "100120" on the top of the can. This product was sent to a distribution center in Florida for retail sales.
  • 12-ounce cans of "Hormel CORNED BEEF WITH NATURAL JUICES" with the production code "100120" on the top of the can. This product was sent to distribution centers in Guam for retail sales.
  • 35-pound boxes of frozen "SEASONED COOKED BEEF." This product was distributed to federal establishments for further processing.
  • 35-pound boxes of "Sampco Brand FROZEN COOKED BEEF, Salt Added."  This product was distributed to federal establishments for further processing.

Each product package bears the marking "BRASIL 337 S.I.F," as well as "Product of Brazil" or "Packed under Brazilian Government Inspection." The recalled products were produced in Brazil on January 20, 2010.

Consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.  Those with questions should call Sampco at (800) 685-6328.

For additional information about this recall and others, visit the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) web site - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/

FSIS is responsible for assuring that imported meat, poultry and egg products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, properly labeled and packaged.

Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

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