Kayem Foods recalls chicken sausage
Jan. 19, 2016
by MEAT+POULTRY STAFF
WASHINGTON – Chelsea, Mass.-based Kayem Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 22,182 lbs. of chicken sausage products because of misbranding, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Jan. 16. The products bear the incorrect nutritional labeling information and are encased in pork casings, which are not declared on the label and may elicit allergic reactions in those allergic to pork proteins, according to FSIS.
The chicken sausage items were produced on Nov. 4, 2015. The following product is being recalled:
- 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “al fresco SWEET APPLE CHICKEN SAUSAGE” bearing identification code “308 BW12 USE/FRZ BY FEB 7, 2016.”
The establishment number is “EST. P-7839” and is inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that the product listed nutritional information for a different product, “al fresco Apple Maple Breakfast” sausages.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product.