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Americas: Sausage producer recalls product for packaging blunder

Zemco Industries Inc., a Buffalo, NY, establishment, is recalling approximately 106,800 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on August 6, 2014.

The product contains soy, a known allergen that is not declared on its packaging label.

The product subject to recall includes 2.5 pound packages of Cavanaugh Smoked Sausage, which was produced between June and August this year.

Bearing the establishment number “Est. 5222” on the package, the product was sent to distribution centers for resale as well as retail establishments in the US.

The problem was discovered by the company, which occurred when the company reformulated the product and updated packaging and labeling but the employees utilized the old formulation containing soy that was not declared on the updated packaging and labels.

The FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.