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Colorado Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Due To Soy Lecithin

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House of Smoke, Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding.According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) the products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.

The following products are subject to recall:

Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014, packaged in 1-pound packages, 12 per case. Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: patties/three per pound, in 12 pound cases; 6-pound bags, 12-pound cases; or 12 pound boxes.

For a complete list of recalled items click here.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 6273” or “P-6273” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet.

The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment. The firm mistakenly believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

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