(USDA) — Silva Sausage Co., a Gilroy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,782 pounds of chicken sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain the undeclared allergen, cultured whey, an ingredient in the spice blend, which is not noted on the label.
The products subject to recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
*14-oz. retail packages of "SILVA SAUSAGE SMOKED CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE, HICKORY SMOKED CHICKEN WITH APPLES & SAGE," bearing the identifying case code "10136" and use or freeze by dates through "10/11/2011." This product may have been sold fresh to consumers.
*10-lb. cases containing 2, 5-lb packages of vSILVA SAUSAGE SMOKED CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE," bearing any of the following identifying case codes: "10185" or "10509."
*10-lb. cases containing 2, 5-lb packages of "SILVA SAUSAGE SMOKED CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE," bearing the identifying case code "10325" and may bear use or freeze by dates through "10/08/2011."
Each package bears the establishment number "P-6086" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The 14-oz retail packages were produced between July 5, 2011 and Aug. 25, 2011 and were sold to retail establishments in the San Luis Obispo, Calif. area. The products contained in the 10-lb cases were produced between March 24, 2011 and Aug. 25, 2011, and were distributed to retail establishments and institutions in the Sacramento and San Luis Obispo, Calif. areas.
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector while conducting a label review, and occurred because the spice blend used in the products contained cultured whey as an ingredient, which the company inadvertently left off the product labels. 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 healthcare provider. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
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 news reporters with questions about the recall should contact the companyâ€™s Vice President, Rick Martins, at (408) 293-5437.
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.