Mon, 03 Feb 2014
US - A Colorado meat processor is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products, including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products, because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.
The fully cooked sausage-type products were produced between 24 January 2013 and 24 January 2014.
The raw fresh products were produced between 24 July 2013 and 24 January 2014.
The products bear the establishment number “EST 6273” or “P-6273” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.
These products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet.
The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment at the company House of Smoke in Fort Lupton, Colorado.
The firm mistakenly believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.