Silva Sausage Co., a Gilroy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,782 pounds of chicken sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain the undeclared allergen, cultured whey, an ingredient in the spice blend, which is not noted on the label.

The products subject to recall include Silva Sausage brand of “Smoked Chicken Apple Sausage, Hickory Smoked Chicken With Apples & Sage,” or “Smoked Chicken Apple Sausage.” Each package bears the establishment number "P-6086" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The 14-oz retail packages were produced between July 5, 2011 and Aug. 25, 2011 and were sold to retail establishments in the San Luis Obispo, Calif. area. The products contained in the 10-lb cases were produced between March 24, 2011 and Aug. 25, 2011, and were distributed to retail establishments and institutions in the Sacramento and San Luis Obispo, Calif. areas.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector while conducting a label review, and occurred because the spice blend used in the products contained cultured whey as an ingredient, which the company inadvertently left off the product labels. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Source: FSIS