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News Release

Bavarian Meats Recalls Brand Loaf Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 039-2015
Health Risk: Low Mar 4, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Bavarian Meats, a Seattle, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,400 pounds of Bavarian Brand Loaf 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 soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The Bavarian Brand Loaf items were produced prior to March 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 5 lb., 1 lb., and ½ lb. packages containing “Bavarian Meats Bavarian Brand Loaf.” 

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 6431” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection activities. The product contains soy lecithin which is used as a releasing agent when baking and was not declared on the finished product label. The product, which is a lunch meat containing pork and veal, is prepared and placed in loaf pans for baking. The releasing agent is used to coat the loaf pans prior to adding the product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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 can contact Lynn Hofstatter, at (206) 448-3540.

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.

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Bavarian Loaf Label

Photo of Bavarian Loaf Package

 

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.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016