Smoked sausage recalled on allergen fears

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Buffalo, NY-based Zemco Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, is recalling approximately 106,800 lbs. of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains soy, a known allergen, and it’s is not declared on the label of the product.

The company discovered the problem, which occurred when it reformulated the product and updated packaging and labeling – but the employees utilized the old formulation containing soy that was not declared on the updated packaging and labels. The company has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The product subject to recall includes 2.5-lb. packages of Cavanaugh Smoked Sausage. Products were produced on June 11, June 13, June 19, July 10, July 19,and on Aug. 1, 2014. The suspect product has “Use By” dates of Sept. 9, Sept. 11, Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Oct. 17 and Oct. 30, 2014. The product, which bears the establishment number Est. 5222 on the package, was sent to distribution centers for resale as well as retail establishments throughout the US. 

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