Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2006 - ConAgra Foods®, a
Quincy, Mich., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately
16,716 pounds of jumbo franks due to an undeclared allergen
(milk), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and
Inspection Service announced today.
The product label indicates that the package contains jumbo
franks made with turkey and pork; however, the package may
contain cheese smoked sausage made with pork and turkey. The
cheese smoked sausage contains milk, a known allergen, which
is not declared on the label.
The following product is subject to recall:
Consumers who have a food allergy, or severe food sensitivity, should always read ingredient labels. In restaurants, they should ask whether an allergy-causing ingredient is in the food.
A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a certain food, usually within minutes after the food has been consumed.
Symptoms may include throat swelling, breathing trouble or a rash.
Strictly avoiding the allergy-causing food is the only absolute way to avoid a reaction.
Several foods account for 90% of allergic reactions. They include peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.), fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, soy, and wheat.
Persons who have a severe, life-threatening food allergy should always carry, and know how to administer, prescription epinephrine.
- 16-ounce vacuum packages of “ECKRICH®, JUMBO FRANKS,
MADE WITH TURKEY, PORK.” Each label bears the establishment
number “1941” and the lot code “3F.” Each package also bears
the manufacturer’s code “0549082306” and the sell by date,
“AUG 23, 2006.” (View Labels) (PDF only)
franks were produced on May 15, 2006, and were
shipped to retail stores in Indiana, Kentucky,
Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West
The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has
received no reports of illness due to consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an allergic
reaction should contact a physician.
Consumers with questions about the recall should
contact the company toll-free, 24-hour information
line at 1-866-344-6833. Media with questions about
the recall should contact company Communications
Director Tania Graves at (402) 595-6258.
Consumers with food safety questions can Ask
Karen, the FSIS virtual representative available 24
hours a day at htt://www.fsis.usda.gov/
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in
English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours