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, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 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.
- Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: 1-ounce packages, 40 per case; 6-ounce packages, 24 per case; or 1-pound packages, 20 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.
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.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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.
Media outlets and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact James Barsness, President of House of Smoke, at 303-857-2750.