Washington Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, September 12, 2014–Interbay Food Company, LLC, a Woodinville, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,820 pounds of pork Banger-style sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products’ label.
The following products were subject to recall: [View Label]
- 1-lb. (5 links per package) Refrigerated packages of “The British Pantry Ltd., British Style Bangers”
- 1-lb. (16 links per package) Refrigerated packages of “The British Pantry Ltd., British Style Bangers”
- 5-lb. Logs of “The British Pantry Ltd., British Style Bangers”
The products were cooked in a Redmond, Wash., restaurant and sold to the general public. The products were produced using bread crumbs that came from a vendor who listed wheat, soy and milk on the label. Although the label for the bangers listed wheat and soy, it did not list milk as an ingredient. The products were produced on March 17, 2014, March 24, 2014, May 5, 2014, June 2, 2014, June 30, 2014, July 15, 2014, July 29, 2014, August 26, 2014 and September 8, 2014. The products’ package codes are also its production dates. The products bear the establishment number “Est. 6267” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and have a 6-month shelf life.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who saw that the products were incorrectly labeled.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Robert Petschl at (206) 612-7559 or via email 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 l0 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.|