Michigan Firm Recalls Teriyaki Flavored Beef and Poultry Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 - Tri City Cheese and Meats, Inc., a Kawkawlin, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 87 pounds of Teriyaki Flavor kippered turkey and beef products because they contain wheat and soy, which are not noted on the label. Wheat and soy are both known allergens.
The products subject to recall include:
- 5-oz. and 1 lb. packages of "Troll Smokehouse, Kippered Turkey, Teriyaki Flavor"
- 5-oz. and 1 lb. packages of "Troll Smokehouse, Kippered Beef, Teriyaki Flavor"
Individual packages bear "EST. 32015" or "P-32015" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between Jan. 1, 2011 and April 26, 2011. The product package code also includes a "sell by date" of May 21, 2011 through Sept. 9, 2011 for the Kippered Turkey, and a "sell by date" of July 9, 2011 through Sept. 2, 2011 for the Kippered Beef. The products were distributed to retail establishments in Michigan.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label review at the establishment, and occurred because of a spice ingredient change at the establishment. 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 the company's Vice President, Lenny Mondeau, at (989) 686-3210.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.
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