Congressional and Public Affairs Leo O’Drudy (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, February 1, 2014 – House of Smoke, Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014, packaged in 1-pound packages, 12 per case. The following products are included:
Code 9050 Hickory Smoked Bison Brotwurst little smokies
Code 9051 Hickory Smoked Elk Brotwurst little smokies
Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: 1-ounce packages, 40 per case; 6-ounce packages, 24 per case; or 1-pound packages, 20 per case. The following products are included:
Code 9052 Hickory Smoked Wild Boar Sausage Little Smokies
Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Salami (Made With Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Antelope, and Caribou Added)
Hickory Smoked Mountain Man Salami (Made With Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Antelope, and Bear Added)
Hickory Smoked Venison Sausage Beef Added
Hickory Smoked Wild Boar* Sausage *Meat from Feral Swine
Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: patties/three per pound, in 12 pound cases; 6-pound bags, 12-pound cases; or 12 pound boxes. The following products are included:
Code 4860 Wild Boar* Meat from Feral Swine Ground Bulk
Code 9241 Wild Boar Italian Sausage Made from Feral Swine
Code 9242 Wild Boar Sausage Made from Feral Swine Blueberries, Merlot Wine
Code 9245 Wild Boar Maple Breakfast Sausage
Code 9248 Norwegian Breakfast Sausage
Code 6751 Ground Turkey Bratwurst
Code 13820 Mountain Man Sausage Ground 2/6
Code 13721 Buffalo Patties Beef Added 2/1
Code 13831 Mountain Man Patties 3/1
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 6273” or “P-6273” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet.
The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment. The firm mistakenly believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Media outlets and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact James Barsness, President of House of Smoke, at 303-857-2750.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
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