Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Sunset Farm Foods, Inc., a Valdosta, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,669 pounds of link sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
The link sausage items were produced on various dates between September 3, 2014 and January 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]
- 11-lb. vacuum-packed case containing “SOUTHERN CHEF BRAND SMOKED LINK SAUSAGE.”
- 11-lb. vacuum-packed case containing “GEORGIA MAID SMOKED LINK SAUSAGE.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 9185” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date between January 1, 2015 and May 28, 2015. These items were shipped to consumers and retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York.
The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine label verification.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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 and Media with questions about the recall can contact Dan Houston, Sunset Farm Foods, Inc. Quality Assurance Manager, at (800) 882-1121 or email@example.com.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|