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Peanut Allergy Alert - Shirk's Meats Pork Sausage Products

New York Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 006-2015
Health Risk: High Jan 9, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Whitney Joy 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 – Shirk’s Meats, a Dundee, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,062 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following product subject to recall was produced on November 26, 2014:

  • 30-lb. bags of “Smoked Pork Andouille Sausage.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18894” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to a firm in New York for further processing, and distribution to retail locations.


The problem was discovered when Shirk’s Meats company was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the sausage may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.


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 healthcare provider. 


FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are 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


Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Naomi Shirk, Owner of Shirk’s Meats, at (607) 243-5581.

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