Colorado firm recalls meat, poultry products

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WASHINGTON – House of Smoke, Inc., Fort Lupton, Colo., recalled approximately 144,000 lbs. of meat and poultry products because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported. Bratwurst, fully cooked sausage products and raw fresh products were among the affected items.

FSIS said the problem occurred because the company believed that a releasing agent, soy lecithin, was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label. But soy lecithin is a known allergen, the agency noted. There have been no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions associated with consumption of the products.

Products subject to the recall include:

• Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between Jan. 24, 2013 and Jan. 24, 2014, packaged in 1-lb. packages, 12 per case.
• Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between Jan. 24, 2013 and Jan. 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in: 1-oz. packages, 40 per case; 6-oz. packages, 24 per case; or 1-lb. packages, 20 per case.
• Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and Jan. 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in: patties/three per lb. in 12 lb. cases; 6-lb. bags, 12-lb. cases; or 12 lb. boxes.

The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST 6273” or “P-6273” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. FSIS said the products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet. Click here for a detailed list of product names and codes.
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