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Colorado firm recalls meat products due to soy lecithin

February 3, 2014
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House of Smoke Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.  The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.  

The following products are subject to recall

  • Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014, packaged in 1-pound packages, 12 per case. The following products are included:
    • Code 9050      Hickory Smoked Bison Brotwurst little smokies
    • Code 9051      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst little smokies
    • Code 9100      Hickory Smoked Buffalo Brotwurst
    • Code 9101      Hickory Smoked Buffalo Brotwurst Cheddar & Jalapeno
    • Code 9116      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst  Pork Added
    • Code 9117      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotworst Cheddar & Jalapeno
    • Code 9118      Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst With Jalapeno
    • Code 9139      Hickory Smoked Brotwurst
    • Code 9141      Hickory Smoked Coopersmith Brat Wild Boar
    • Code 9144      Hickory Smoked Coopersmith Brat Elk w/ Cheddar
    • Code 9156      Hickory Smoked Boulder Sausage Brotwurst
    • Code 9171      Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Brotwurst
    • Code 9246      Bison Breakfast Brats 4/1
       
  • Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: 1-ounce packages, 40 per case; 6-ounce packages, 24 per case; or 1-pound packages, 20 per case.  The following products are included:
    • Code 9052      Hickory Smoked Wild Boar Sausage Little Smokies
    • Code 9053      Smoked Rabbit Sausage Rattlesnake & Jalapeno Chardonnay Wine “little smokies”
    • Code 9054      Hickory Smoked Andouille Smokies (Pork, Potato, and Onion Product)
    • Code 9102      Hickory Smoked Bison Frankfurter
    • Code 9103      Hickory Smoked Andouille Sausage (Pork, Potato, and Onion Product)
    • Code 9115      Hickory Smoked Duck Sausage w/ Cilantro
    • Code 9130      Hickory Smoked Venison Sausage (Pork Added)
    • Code 9140      Wild Boar Sausage Hickory Smoked
    • Code 9142      Smoked Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine  Blueberries, Merlot Wine
    • Code 9145      Hickory Smoked German Style Sausage
    • Code 9184      Hickory Smoked Chorizo
    • Code 9345      Hickory Smoked Norwegian Sausage
    • Hickory Smoked Elk Salami Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Elk Sticks Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Norwegian Brand Summer Sausage
    • Hickory Smoked Beef Sausage
    • Hickory Smoked Beef Sausage (contains monosodium glutamate)
    • Hickory Smoked Beef Sticks
    • Hickory Smoked Buffalo Sausage Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Buffalo Sticks Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Salami (Made With Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Antelope, and Caribou Added)
    • Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Salami (Made With Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Antelope, and Bear Added)
    • Hickory Smoked Venison Sausage Beef Added
    • Hickory Smoked Wild Boar* Sausage *Meat from Feral Swine
       
  • Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: patties/three per pound, in 12 pound cases; 6-pound bags, 12-pound cases; or 12 pound boxes.  The following products are included:
    • Code 4860      Wild Boar* Meat from Feral Swine Ground Bulk
    • Code 6752      Cold Smoked Ground Turkey Thigh Meat
    • Code 9016      Elk Breakfast Sausage with Apple Slices
    • Code 6366      Ground Duck
    • Code 9202      Swedish Potato Sausage
    • Code 9203      Bison Maple Breakfast Brats 4/1
    • Code 9215      Duck Sausage w/ Cilantro
    • Code 9223      Rabbit Sausage Rattlesnake & Jalapeno Chardonnay Wine
    • Code 9240      Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine
    • Code 9241      Wild Boar Italian Sausage Made from Feral Swine
    • Code 9242      Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine Blueberries, Merlot Wine
    • Code 9245      Wild Boar Maple Breakfast Sausage
    • Code 9248      Norwegian Breakfast Sausage
    • Code 6751      Ground Turkey Bratwurst
    • Code 13820    Mountain Man Sausage Ground 2/6
    • Code 13721    Buffalo Patties Beef Added 2/1
    • Code 13831    Mountain Man Patties 3/1

The products subject to recall 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.   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.

Source: FSIS

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What a waste

D
February 4, 2014
This is an absolute waste of food. The amount of allergen is far below any threshold for even the most severely allergic.

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