Foster Farms Mediterranean Style White Turkey Burgers Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||May 18, 2012|
|What:||Foster Farms Mediterranean Style White Turkey Burgers|
|Why:||Misbranding; Soy allergen not declared on the label|
|Scope:||Foodservices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Foster Farms a Turlock, California establishment, is recalling approximately 15,040 pounds of Mediterranean Style White Turkey Burgers because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains a seasoning mix with hydrolyzed soy protein, a food allergen, not declared on the label.
The product subject to recall is 10 lb. cases containing 30, 5.33 oz., Foster Farms Ready to Cook Boneless Mediterranean Style White Turkey Burgers with the case code 96384 and the following Julian dates: 1362, 2027, 2033, 2039, 2040, 2046, 2054, 2125, 2129, 2130, and 2131.
The product bears the establishment number "P-157" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates between December 28, 2011, and May 10, 2012, and were sold for institutional use in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS and occurred as a result of Foster Farms receiving a spice mix from its supplier after an ingredient reformulation request by the company to have the hydrolyzed soy ingredient removed. The reformulation included soy, which was not declared on the turkey burger label.
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 the company's consumer affairs manager, Teresa Lenz, at (209) 394-6914 ext 4369.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.