News Release

Iowa Firm Recalls Sausage Products Containing Soy and Wheat Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class II Recall 039-2014
Health Risk: Low Jun 25, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 – K & W Sausage, an Evansdale, Iowa, establishment, is recalling approximately 1,761 pounds of sausage products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain soy and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product labels.

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

  • 16-oz. vacuum packed “Hot Franks” with a packaging code in the format “###14”
  • Various size packages of “Polish Sausage Hot” with packaging codes 15314, 15514, 16114, 16214, 16814, 16514, or 16914
  • Various size packages of “Beef Polish Sausage Hot” with packaging codes 15314, 15514, 16114, 16214, 16814, 16514, or 16914

The products subject to recall bear “EST. 15708” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels. The Hot Franks were produced on various dates from January 16, through June 20, 2014. The other products were produced on various dates from June 3, through June 18, 2014. All products were distributed to retailers in Iowa.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a food safety assessment. After investigation, it was determined that the “natural hot flavor” used in the products contained wheat and soy as sub-ingredients of soy sauce. The mislabeling in the Polish sausage products occurred due to a change to using this ingredient. 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 Mark Knief, Owner, at 319-233-4714.

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 l0 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.
Last Modified Jun 26, 2014