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 herefor a detailed list of product names and codes.