Special Report

30 Biggest U.S. Food Recalls of 2021

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Beef and poultry ravioli and tortellini
> Date recall initiated: Mar. 20
> Pounds recalled: 9,847
> Reason(s) for recall: Produced without inspection
> Company: Avanza Pasta LLC
> Brand(s) Avanza

The Evanston, Illinois, establishment recalled the meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal food safety inspections. The problem was identified during routine federal surveillance activities.

Hot pot base
> Date recall initiated: Apr. 1
> Pounds recalled: 3,365
> Reason(s) for recall: Imported from China, a country ineligible to export beef products to U.S.
> Company: Rong Shing Trading, Inc.
> Brand(s) Lee’s 52º Da Zhuang, Lee’s 45º Da Zhuang

Rong Shing Trading, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, recalled some of its Chinese-style hot pot base containing beef tallow imports from China, which is ineligible to export beef to the United States. The products, which had no English-language labelling, including the required USDA mark of inspection, were identified following a consumer complaint.

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> Date recall initiated: Apr. 15
> Pounds recalled: 6,804
> Reason(s) for recall: Possible salmonella enteritidis contamination
> Company: Olymel S.E.C./L.P.
> Brand(s) Celebrity

The Quebec company recalled packages containing 12 pounds of fat free ham that had been shipped to California distributors due to possible pathogen contamination. Canadian food safety officials identified the potential contamination after U.S. inspectors discovered salmonella during a routine sample of imported food products.

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Boneless Australian beef products
> Date recall initiated: Apr. 16
> Pounds recalled: 4,860
> Reason(s) for recall: Possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination
> Company: JBS USA Food Company
> Brand(s) JBS

JBS USA Food Company of Greeley, Colorado recalled 60-pound boxes of boneless beef products that had been imported from Australia because they may have been contaminated by pathogens. The products were sent to processors in Pennsylvania and New York. The problem was discovered during routine product sampling by federal food safety inspectors.

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Siluriformes fish (catfish) products
> Date recall initiated: Apr. 23
> Pounds recalled: 26,270
> Reason(s) for recall: Imported from China, a country ineligible to export catfish products to U.S.
> Company: Super World Trading, Inc.
> Brand(s) Golden Spoon

The Brooklyn, New York-based company recalled its 4.23-oz. packages of Golden Spoon Hot Pot Fish Chips because they contained catfish imported from China, which is allowed to send raw catfish to the U.S. but not processed or ready-to-eat catfish. The problem was discovered during routine surveillance activity of food imports by federal food safety officials.

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