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Allergen Alert: Smoked Sausage With Whey, Casein

J Bar B Foods of Waelder, TX is recalling approximately 64,020 pounds of smoked sausages because they contain whey and casein, allergens that are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. 

There have been no reports of adverse reactions.

According to the recall notice, the company discovered the problem during a label review. The company had used a spice mix from its supplier that contained hydrolyzed whey and casein protein, but product label does not list the allergens as ingredients in the sausage.

The recall is for 11-pound boxes of Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef with a sell-by date of March 26, 2012 or later. Each box bears a label with the establishment number Est. 7066 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The sausages were produced from Jan. 16, 2012 to the present and were sent to distribution centers in Dallas, TX and Indianapolis, IN for institutional use.

For more information contact Bonnie Hyman, J Bar B Foods’ Public Relations Manager, at 830-788-7511. 

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