Missouri Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–September 25, 2009.   Frick’s Quality Meats, a Washington, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 756 pounds of Braunschweiger liver sausage products because they were inadvertently packaged with a premium bologna label and contain undeclared milk ingredients. Milk is a known potential allergen that is not declared on the label.

The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • ” 16-ounce chubs of “FRICK’S, QUALITY MEATS SINCE 1896, PREMIUM BOLOGNA, POULTRY FREE.” Each chub package bears “USE BY: DEC 15-09” and the establishment number “EST. 2949” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The Braunschweiger liver sausage products were produced on Aug. 13, 2009, and were distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.

Once available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
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The problem was discovered by the company following a product check. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Quality Assurance Adam Risch at (636) 239-2200. Media with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Operations Rick Jackson at (636) 239-2200.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

 

Source: usda.gov