Texas Firm Recalls Cervelat Sausage Product due to an Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2010 - San Antonio Packing Company, a San Antonio, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 9,408 lbs. of Cervelat Summer Sausage because it may contain an undeclared allergen, milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The recalled products do not have an ingredients statement. The product contains milk, a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 16 oz. packages of "APCO BRAND MEATS CERVELAT SUMMER SAUSAGE." Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 602" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a sell-by date up to Sept. 22, 2010.
These products were produced on various dates from April 14, 2010, through June 22, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments in South Texas. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' Web site at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
The problem was discovered during a routine review of operations by FSIS at the establishment. FSIS has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
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.
Consumer and media inquiries regarding the recall should be directed to Bobby Castaneda at (210) 224-5441.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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