Illinois Firm Recalls Turkey Base Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
Edward A. Stoker
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 – Vanee Foods, a Broadview, Ill. establishment is recalling approximately 3,156 pounds of turkey base because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The turkey base which contains milk was misbranded as chicken base that does not include milk. As the product contains milk, a known allergen which was not declared on the label, the product is being recalled.
The product subject to recall is: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- Imperial Sysco Turkey Base in 1-lb. tubs labeled as Chicken Base with SUPC # 4944450, 6 per case with case codes 01734-6700 ending in 0784-5; the outer cases are labeled as Turkey Base
The product, produced on March 19, 2014, bears the establishment number “P-19339” inside the USDA mark of inspection both on the product and on the cases containing the product. After production, the products were shipped to food service distribution centers in Pennsylvania, Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Virginia.
The problem was discovered after one of the company’s customers found tubs labeled as chicken base in cases labeled as containing turkey base. Following a quality check by the company, the company found that turkey base had mistakenly been packaged into tubs labeled for chicken base.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these 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 Alex Vanee, Vice President of Operations at (708) 236-7021.
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. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|