Milk Allergy Alert - H-E-B Made in Texas Original Smoked Sausage

 

J Bar B Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Smoked Sausage Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall
Release: 017-2019
Health Risk: High
Date:Feb. 21, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Meredith Carothers 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 – J Bar B Foods, a Weimar, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 51,188 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) cheddar smoked sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The ready-to-eat “Cheddar Smoked Sausage” items were incorrectly labeled as “Original Smoked Sausage.” The items were produced on January 19, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 14-oz. vacuum-sealed packages of “H-E-B MADE IN TEXAS ORIGINAL Smoked Sausage” with a sell by date of 5/19/19 and lot code LN2 90149.  

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “7066A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas.                                 

The problem was discovered when a retail store notified the company of an incorrect label. The establishment investigated and determined that the incorrect label was applied to the product. 

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.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or 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.

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Bonnie Hymen, Risk Coordinator, J Bar B Foods, at (830) 788-7511, ext. 271. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Pete Beckwith, Chief Marketing Officer, J Bar B Foods, at (323) 898-3087.

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 10 a.m. to 6 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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I can't help but wonder what regulations were in place when this happened, and how a mistake of this type was not caught until after the items were sold. Do you think there was more than one way to prevent this from happening, or just an inevitable mistake?

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