US firm recalls pork products - mislabelling and undeclared allergen problem
Mekong Fresh Meats, a Mosinee, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 29,893 pounds of cured uncooked pork ginger sausages because they contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The products subject to recall include: [View Label]
- 5-lb. bags of "CURED UNCOOKED PORK GINGER SAUSAGE 50 PCS."
- 16-ounce packages of "CURED UNCOOKED PORK GINGER SAUSAGE."
- 20-ounce packages of "CURED UNCOOKED PORK GINGER SAUSAGE."
- 32-ounce packages of "CURED UNCOOKED PORK GINGER SAUSAGE."
Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 27488A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The sausage products were produced between June 21, 2010 and September 21, 2010. These products were distributed to retail establishments in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a labeling review at the establishment. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Class II Recall
Health Risk: Low
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