Certain meat sold online was not inspected; USDA warns public not to eat it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is warning the public to not eat certain beef and lamb products because they were produced by One Meat Corp., doing business as Eastern Asia Trading Corp. without the benefit of federal inspection. 

A recall was not recommended because it is believed that the affected products are no longer available to be purchased by consumers, according to the public alert posted by the FSIS. However, the label information reported in the notice does not include any expiratory dates. The products were sold nationwide via internet sales. The warning did not include any product photographs.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider,” the recall notice says. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

The beef and lamb products subject to the alert are:

  • 1-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “BEEF OMASUM TRIPES”
  • 1-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “GROUND LAMB” with “Production date” 12/26/2020
  • 1-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “CUTTED BEEF FOR BBQ” with “Production date” 7/31/2020
  • 1-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “CHINESE LAMB BBQ”
  • 2-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “CUTED BEEF LIGAMENT”
  • “Approximately” 1-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “CHINESE BEEF BBQ”
  • 1-pound packages of Eastern Asia Trading Corporation “CUBED LAMB FOR BBQ SET”

While some products have the establishment number “EST. 45557” inside the USDA mark of inspection on their labels, the products were not produced by federal establishment 45557.

The items were shipped to an online retailer, Weee! Corporation, and sold directly to consumers through online sales nationwide.

Consumers with questions regarding the public health alert should call Bruce Park, president of One Meat Corp. at 213-238-7863.

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