Greenland Trading Squab Recalled Due to Improper Border Inspection
Greenland Trading Corp. is recalling almost 13,000 pounds of squab due to safety concerns.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week that Paterson, NJ company did not follow proper import protocol in receiving the product. The squab (domesticated pigeon) was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection after being shipped from France.
The product is packaged in 8.8 pound cardboard boxes containing 12 individually plastic wrapped squab, labeled "AL MARAAI SQUAB HALAL", and bear the establishment number "79.213.004 CE." Earl Piegonneaux Fermier Du Poitou of Sauvian, France processed the squab.
The issue was discovered by FSIS investigators conducting product surveillance at Virgin World Foods, DBA/Banou International Food, in Pleasanton, Calif. No adverse reactions have been reported to either the FSIS or Greenland.
Consumers with questions can contact Mohamed Mebaraz, VP of Greenland Trading Corp., at (973) 225-0322.