Undeclared allergens prompt sausage recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – J Bar Foods of Waelder, Texas, recalled roughly 64,020 lbs. of smoked sausage because the allergens whey and casein were not declared on the label, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

FSIS said the company discovered the error during a label review. J Bar Foods received a spice mix from its supplier that contained hydrolyzed whey and casein protein, but the product label does not declare the allergens as ingredients in the sausage. There have been no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products, FSIS said.

Products are subject to recall are 11-lb. boxes of Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef with a sell by date of March 26, 2012, or later. Each box has a label with the establishment number “Est. 7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced from Jan. 16, 2012 to the present and were sent to distribution centers in Dallas and Indianapolis for institutional use.

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