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News Release

A.S.K. Foods, Inc. Recalls Herb Stuffing with Pork and Veal Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 078-2015
Health Risk: Low May 16, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 – A.S.K. Foods Inc., a Palmyra, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 414 pounds of ground stuffing product 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 lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 3-pound plastic tubs of Wegman’s Herb Stuffing, With Pork and Veal, with plant EST. 9551 printed on the label.

This item was produced on May 5, 8, and 12 of 2015. The product bears the establishment number “EST. 9551” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to Wegman’s Grocery stores for in-store Meat Department sales in Pennsylvania.                                 

The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector performing routine labeling verification noticed that the bread crumb ingredient contained soy lecithin as a processing aid.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Sandy Grubb, Customer Service at 1-717-838-6356 Ext 132.  Media with questions should contact Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, CEO, at 1-717-838-6356 Ext 132.

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.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016