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News Release

Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC Recalls Canned Meat and Canned Poultry Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 098-2019
Health Risk: High Oct 17, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin A. Bell 
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: 
 - This release is being updated to include previously unaccounted for product increasing the weight from 100 to 174 pounds.

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2019 – Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 174 pounds of canned meat and canned poultry products that were not presented for import re-inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  Additionally, the products were imported from Jordan, a country ineligible to export products to the United States.

The canned meat and canned poultry products were imported on or about September 20, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 800-gm cans containing “UNIUM Chicken Luncheon”.
  • 800-gm cans containing “UNIUM Luncheon Meat”.
  • 500-gm cans containing “UNIUM Luncheon Meat”.
  • 200-gm cans containing “UNIUM Chicken Luncheon”.
  • 200-gm cans containing “UNIUM Luncheon Meat”.
  • 340-gm cans containing “BISHAWY Extra CORNED BEEF”.
  • 7-oz cans containing “TRADE MARK SHARAWI Extra CORNED BEEF PRODUCT OF BRAZIL”.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas.           

The problem was discovered after a consumer complaint, and a subsequent investigation by FSIS.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Khaldoon Barakat, Manager, Global Zakki Enterprises, LLC, at (832) 672-8771.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to AskUSDA@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Oct 28, 2019