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Allergen Alert: Lamb Koftis With Undeclared Milk

August Foods of Downington, PA. is recalling approximately 20,520 pounds of lamb koftis because the product contains milk, an allergen not listed on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.


The problem was brought to the company’s attention by a consumer who suspected the product contained milk because of a minor reaction after tasting the product, the company said.

The “lamb broth” listed as an ingredient on the product label is made by marinating lamb in yogurt, but the sub-ingredients of lamb broth are not listed, according to the recall announcement.

FSIS and the company say they have received no other reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products.

The following is of 11-oz cartons of “Saffron Road Lamb Koftis” entrĂ©es with the establishment number “EST. 34624.” The recalled were produced on various dates between June 15, 2011 and May 3, 2012 and have sell-by dates of one year after production.

The entrées can be identified by sell-by dates of June 15, 2012; July 19, 2012; July 20, 2012; Oct. 5, 2012; May 1, 2013; and May 3, 2013.

The product was shipped to distribution centers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. 

For more information about the recall call Kate Tayloe Pearson, American Halal Company Director of Sales & Marketing, at 203-961-1954.

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