MIAMI, July 28 (UPI) -- A Miami meat company is recalling more than 6,000 pounds of frozen Honduran beef that may have been contaminated by animal drugs, federal officials said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Northwestern Meat Inc. was recalling cases of "C&D" brand boneless beef that may contain the drug Ivermectin, used as an anti-parasitic de-worming agent in live animals, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.
The recall involved 60-pound cases of "C&D" brand bulk-packed cartons of boneless beef with a package code of "LOT. N60 146-11 A" or "LOT. N60 146-11 B" and a processing date of "26.05.11," the USDA said.
A routine sampling of beef muscle tissue on July 18 in Honduras uncovered the problem, department officials said.
The sampled products were refused entry into the United States but some products made from the possibly contaminated meat were shipped into the United States earlier, Honduran officials told the inspection service.
There have been no reports of illnesses from the consumption of the products subject to the recall, the Sun Sentinel reported.