Excessive nitrite levels spur boar bratwurst recall
House of Smoke, Inc., a Ft. Lupton, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,692 pounds of Wild Boar Brotwurst products due to nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The Smoked Wild Boar Brotwurst items were produced and packed on various dates from April 27, 2015 to July 12, 2016. The products with the following lot numbers are subject to recall: 517240, 515160, 517160, 518070, 514080, 511380, 518090, 517001, 513211, 512221, 614110, 616210, 614050, 618150, 616060, 613160, 617070, and 612170.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6273” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine label verification task. FSIS discovered that the establishment’s formulation for the use of sodium nitrite, a restricted ingredient, exceeded the regulatory limit.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.