Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – A facility doing business as Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wis., is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds of smoked sausage 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 an ingredient containing hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The product subject to recall is: [View Label (PDF Only)]
The product, which bears the establishment number “Est. 2435” inside the USDA mark of inspection, was produced from January 1, 2014 through June 6, 2014 and was sent to distribution centers for further shipment to institutional users across the United States. The product is not available in grocery stores or sold directly to consumers.
During a routine label review, the company discovered that one of the product flavoring ingredients contains hydrolyzed soy and that the soy is not declared on the product 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 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 Eric Birkhaug, Director of Customer Service at (312) 614-8283. Media with questions should contact Mike Cummins, Director of Communications at (312) 614-8412.
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.|