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Allergen Alert: Wheat in Chorizo Sausage

Silva Sausage of Gilroy, CA. is recalling approximately 2,290 pounds of chorizo sausage because the product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday.

During a label review, FSIS discovered that cereal, which contained wheat, was used in the sausage and was inadvertently left off the product labels.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions.This is a Class II recall with low health risk.

The recall is for 5-lb. vacuum packs of NETO’S MEXICAN CHORIZO 4/1 with the establishment number 6086 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item number is 18062 and lot codes are 11279, 11293, 11304, 11321, 11333 or 11341.

The sausage was produced between Oct. 1 and Dec. 9, 2011, and distributed for institutional use in Santa Clara, CA. 

For more information contact the company’s vice president, Rick Martins, at 408-293-5437.

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