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WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2013 -Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats, a Wittenberg, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,454 pounds of liver paté products because they are misbranded in that they contain the milk protein sodium caseinate, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall: [Labels]
Each package bears the establishment number "Est. 8926" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The packages can be further identified by the use by dates "2/13/13C," "2/19/13C," "2/20/13C," or "3/16/13C," or the Julian code dates "200350C," "200357C," "300015C," or "300022C." The products were produced on various dates between Dec. 15, 2012 and Jan. 22, 2013 and were distributed for retail sale nationwide.
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats discovered in a label review that a new shipment of labels incorrectly omitting the sodium caseinate ingredient had been in use since the Dec. 15, 2012 production date. The company then informed FSIS. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Tammy Beran, Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats Quality Assurance Director at (715) 253-4058.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.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. For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.
|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.|