Misbranded ingredient causes beef sausage recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on June 12 that J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 410,985 lbs. of beef brisket smoked sausage products due to an adulterated and misbranded ingredient.

The products contain a pork casing, which is not declared on the product label and may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

The problem was discovered on June 12 in response to a customer inquiry that a beef smoked sausage product did not specify pork casing as part of the ingredients statement.

The ready-to-eat beef brisket smoked sausage products were produced on various dates from June 21, 2016 to May 29, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

    12-oz. vacuum-packed packages of “H-E-B TEXAS HERITAGE SAUSAGE SMOKED WITH NATURAL HARDWOOD BEEF BRISKET.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

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