400,000 Pounds of Sausage Recalled Over ‘Adulterated, Misbranded Ingredient’

June 14, 2018 Updated: June 14, 2018    

More than 200 tons, or 400,000 pounds, of sausage has been recalled.

H-E-B brand beef brisket smoked sausage is being recalled due to an adulterated and misbranded ingredient, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas firm, produced the sausage products. “The products contain a pork casing, which is not declared on the product label, and may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals,” the agency said in a news release on Tuesday.

“The problem was discovered on June 12 in response to a customer inquiry that a beef smoked sausage product did not specify pork casing as part of the ingredients statement,” according to a recall notice on the FSIS website. “There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.”

The agency posted a photo of the label, which can be seen here. The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. 7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

They were shipped to retail locations across Texas, KRIS-TV reported.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” it said. “FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.”

 

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