More than 1.7 million pounds of Bob Evans Maple Links and Maple Patties are being recalled for not putting monosodium glutamate (MSG) on the label, BEF Foods Inc. announced Monday.
The Columbus, OH-based discovered the problem during a label audit. The mislabeled products were produced between April 4 and Oct. 19, 2012, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
When the product was reformulated, it had stopped using a spice blend containing MSG and removed GSG from the ingredient list on the product label. However, production units in Hillsdale, MI and Xenia, OH continued to use the spice blend.
USDA does not classify MSG as an allergen , but it can cause severe reaction in people who are sensitive to it. Neither BEF Foods Inc nor FSIS has not yet received any reports of people having an adverse reaction to the recalled links and patties.
Included in the recall are:
• 12-oz. packages of “Bob Evans Maple Links” with UPC numbers of “075900002300”, “075900000085” and “075900002324.”
• 12-oz. packages of “Bob Evans Maple Patties” with UPC numbers of “0759000025028” and “075900000795” and “075900002522.”
The establishment numbers are “M-952” or “M-6785” printed on the side of the package.
Product purchased fresh will have a use-by date between Oct. 14, 2012 and Dec. 4, 2012 listed. Frozen products may be identified by any of the following Julian codes: 0264 through 0365, 1001 through 1365, and 2001 through 2293.
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