||CLASS I RECALL
||HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Mar 26, 2012 - J Bar B Foods, a
Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 64,020
pounds of a smoked sausage product because it contains whey and
casein, known allergens that are not declared on the label, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection
Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 11-pound boxes of “Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork
and Beef” with a sell by date of March 26, 2012 or later.
Each box bears a label with the establishment number “Est.
7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were
produced from Jan. 16, 2012 to the present and were sent to
distribution centers in Dallas, Texas and Indianapolis, Ind. for
The company discovered the problem during a label review. The
company received a spice mix from its supplier that contained
hydrolyzed whey and casein protein, and the product label does
not declare the allergens as ingredients in the sausage. FSIS
and the company have not received any reports of adverse
reactions due to consumption of the products. Anyone concerned
about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify
recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that
steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer
available to consumers.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should
contact Bonnie Hyman, J Bar B Foods’ Public Relations Manager,
at (830) 788-7511.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS
virtual representative available 24 hours a day at
AskKaren.gov. or via
smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.
"Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are
available 24 hours a day.