L & L Foods Recalls Bacon Bits Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 L & L Foods, a Wilmington, Ohio, establishment is recalling approximately 30,665 pounds of bacon bits due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy lecithin, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 0.5 oz. packages of UNCURED BACON BITS
The product was produced on various dates from January 15, 2015, through March 10, 2015, and bears the establishment number Est. 45361 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was shipped to other manufacturers in North Carolina and Ohio for further processing into salad kits.
The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector was reviewing labels and noticed that the soy ingredient was not on the ingredients list. The FSIS inspector found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production included soy lecithin, which was not disclosed 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 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 Duncan Lavery at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 254-1430.
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 10 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.