US food company, Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wis., is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds (37394 kg) of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The product was formulated with an ingredient containing hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The product subject to recall is: Cases of “Smoked Sausage Rope” in 10-lb. cases containing two 5-lb packages with case code SKU 46218
The product, which bears the establishment number “Est. 2435” inside the USDA mark of inspection, was produced from January 1, 2014 through June 6, 2014 and was sent to distribution centres for further shipment to institutional users across the United States. The product is not available in grocery stores or sold directly to consumers.
During a routine label review, the company discovered that one of the product flavouring ingredients contains hydrolyzed soy and that the soy is not declared on the product label.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Eric Birkhaug, Director of Customer Service at (312) 614-8283.