J Bar B Foods Eckrich Smoked Sausage Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||March 26, 2012|
|What:||J Bar B Foods Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef|
|Why:||Whey and casein allergens not declared on the label|
|Scope:||Foodservices in Texas and Indiana|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 64,020 pounds of Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef because it contains whey and casein, food allergens that are not declared on the label.
The product subject to recall is 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, Indiana 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. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Bonnie Hyman, J Bar B Foods’ Public Relations Manager, at (830) 788-7511.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.