Saffron Road Lamb Koftis Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||May 17, 2012|
|Updated:||May 18, 2012|
|What:||Saffron Road Lamb Koftis|
|Why:||Misbranding; Milk allergen not declared on the label|
|Scope:||Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that August Foods a Downington, Pennsylvania establishment, is recalling approximately 20,520 pounds of Saffron Road Lamb Koftis. The lamb koftis contains milk a food allergen that is not declared on the label.
The product subject to recall is 11 oz. cartons of Saffron Road Lamb Koftis entrées.
Each carton bears the establishment number "EST. 34624." The entrées subject to recall were produced on various dates between June 15, 2011 and May 3, 2012 and have sell by dates of one year after production. The entrées can be identified by sell by dates of June 15, 2012; July 19, 2012; July 20, 2012; Oct. 5, 2012; May 1, 2013; and May 3, 2013. The product was shipped to distribution centers in Illinois and Pennsylvania and further distrubuted to retail stores [May 18].
[May 18] FSIS has reason to believe this list of retail locations (click here) received 11 oz. cartons of Saffron Road Lamb Koftis entrées recalled by August Foods. This list may not include all retail locations that received the product or may include retail locations that did not actually receive it. In addition to this list of retail stores, it is important to check meat or poultry products in your possession to see if they have been recalled.
The problem was brought to the company's attention by a consumer who suspected the product contained milk because of a minor reaction after tasting the product. The lamb broth listed as an ingredient on the product label is made by marinating lamb in yogurt, but the sub-ingredients of lamb broth are not listed.
FSIS and the company have received no other reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call Kate Tayloe Pearson, American Halal Company Director of Sales & Marketing, at (203) 961-1954.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.