News Release

Colorado Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Due To Soy Lecithin

Class II Recall 009-2014
Health Risk: Low Feb 1, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Leo O’Drudy 
(202) 720-9113

 

Editor’s Note: Details of this recall were updated Feb. 3, 2014 to reflect additional production dates and a typographical error.

 

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2014 – House of Smoke, Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.  

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between January 24, 2012 and January 24, 2014, packaged in 1-pound packages, 12 per case. The following products are included:

    • Code 9050      Hickory Smoked Bison Brotwurst little smokies
    • Code 9051      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst little smokies
    • Code 9100      Hickory Smoked Buffalo Brotwurst
    • Code 9101      Hickory Smoked Buffalo Brotwurst Cheddar & Jalapeno
    • Code 9116      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst  Pork Added
    • Code 9117      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotworst Cheddar & Jalapeno
    • Code 9118      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst With Jalapeno
    • Code 9139      Hickory Smoked Brotwurst
    • Code 9141      Hickory Smoked Coopersmith Brat Wild Boar
    • Code 9144      Hickory Smoked Coopersmith Brat Elk w/ Cheddar
    • Code 9156      Hickory Smoked Boulder Sausage Brotwurst
    • Code 9171      Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Brotwurst
    • Code 9246      Bison Breakfast Brats 4/1

  • Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between January 24, 2012 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: 1-ounce packages, 40 per case; 6-ounce packages, 24 per case; or 1-pound packages, 20 per case.  The following products are included:

    • Code 9052      Hickory Smoked Wild Boar Sausage Little Smokies
    • Code 9053      Smoked Rabbit Sausage Rattlesnake & Jalapeno Chardonnay Wine “little smokies”
    • Code 9054      Hickory Smoked Andouille Smokies (Pork, Potato, and Onion Product)
    • Code 9102      Hickory Smoked Bison Frankfurter
    • Code 9103      Hickory Smoked Andouille Sausage (Pork, Potato, and Onion Product)
    • Code 9115      Hickory Smoked Duck Sausage w/ Cilantro
    • Code 9130      Hickory Smoked Venison Sausage (Pork Added)
    • Code 9140      Wild Boar Sausage Hickory Smoked
    • Code 9142      Smoked Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine  Blueberries, Merlot Wine
    • Code 9145      Hickory Smoked German Style Sausage
    • Code 9184      Hickory Smoked Chorizo
    • Code 9345      Hickory Smoked Norwegian Sausage
    • Hickory Smoked Elk Salami Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Elk Sticks Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Norwegian Brand Summer Sausage
    • Hickory Smoked Beef Sausage
    • Hickory Smoked Beef Sausage (contains monosodium glutamate)
    • Hickory Smoked Beef Sticks
    • Hickory Smoked Buffalo Sausage Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Buffalo Sticks Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Salami (Made With Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Antelope, and Caribou Added)
    • Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Salami (Made With Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Antelope, and Bear Added)
    • Hickory Smoked Venison Sausage Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Wild Boar* Sausage *Meat from Feral Swine

  • Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: patties/three per pound, in 12 pound cases; 6-pound bags, 12-pound cases; or 12 pound boxes.  The following products are included:

    • Code 4860      Wild Boar* Meat from Feral Swine Ground Bulk
    • Code 6752      Cold Smoked Ground Turkey Thigh Meat
    • Code 9016      Elk Breakfast Sausage with Apple Slices
    • Code 6366      Ground Duck
    • Code 9202      Swedish Potato Sausage
    • Code 9203      Bison Maple Breakfast Brats 4/1
    • Code 9215      Duck Sausage w/ Cilantro
    • Code 9223      Rabbit Sausage Rattlesnake & Jalapeno Chardonnay Wine
    • Code 9240      Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine
    • Code 9241      Wild Boar Italian Sausage Made from Feral Swine
    • Code 9242      Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine Blueberries, Merlot Wine
    • Code 9245      Wild Boar Maple Breakfast Sausage
    • Code 9248      Norwegian Breakfast Sausage
    • Code 6751      Ground Turkey Bratwurst
    • Code 13820    Mountain Man Sausage Ground 2/6
    • Code 13721    Buffalo Patties Beef Added 2/1
    • Code 13831    Mountain Man Patties 3/1

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 6273” or “P-6273” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet.

The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment.   The firm mistakenly believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label.  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 health care provider.

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.

Media outlets and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact James Barsness, President of House of Smoke, at 303-857-2750.

Consumers with food safety questions can &quotAsk Karen,&quot 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.
Last Modified Feb 04, 2014