Michigan Firm Recalls Bacon Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014– Dearborn Sausage Co., a Dearborn, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,660 pounds of slab bacon due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product was formulated with hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The following product is subject to recall:
- Cases of “Randy’s Slab Bacon” with package codes “114070, 114094, and 114122”
The product was produced on March 11, April 4, and May 2, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “Est. 10002” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was distributed to a single retail store where it was sold as both slab bacon and sliced bacon. Sliced bacon will not bear the original packaging information.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector while conducting a routine food safety assessment. The problem was occurred due misprinting of the labels.
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 ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Terry Amerson at (313) 842-2375. Media with questions should contact Todd Meier at (313) 842-2375 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
|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.|