Smoked sausage containing allergens recalled
J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 64,020 pounds of a smoked sausage product because it contains whey and casein, known allergens that are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The products subject to recall include 11-pound boxes of “Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef” with a sell by date of March 26, 2012 or later. Each box bears a label with the establishment number “Est. 7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced from Jan. 16, 2012 to the present and were sent to distribution centers in Dallas, Texas and Indianapolis, Ind. for institutional use.
The company discovered the problem during a label review. The company received a spice mix from its supplier that contained hydrolyzed whey and casein protein, and the product label does not declare the allergens as ingredients in the sausage. FSIS and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products.