Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2015 – The Daniel Weaver Company, a Lebanon, PA establishment, is recalling approximately 7,092 pounds of Halal Beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
The Halal Beef Soujouk products were produced between November 13 and December 3, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]
- 16-oz. hoops of “YÖRÜK BRAND HALAL BEEF SOUJOUK DRIED BEEF SAUSAGE.”
- 16-oz. links of “YÖRÜK BRAND HALAL BEEF PARMAK SOUJOUK DRIED BEEF SAUSAGE.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 669” and were shipped to a distribution location in New Jersey.
The problem was discovered when The Daniel Weaver Company was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the sausage may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Customer Service at (717) 274-6100. Media with questions about the recall can contact Media Relations at (215) 256-8867.
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.
|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.|