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article imageSmoked chicken sausage products recalled

By Bob Ewing     Mar 25, 2009 in Food
Engelhart Gourmet Foods, Inc., a Fairfield, Ca. establishment is recalling approximately 3,456 pounds of a smoked chicken sausage product because the product may contain an allergen, wheat.
Wheat is a known potential allergen and the product is mislabeled as the front of the package states "NO GLUTEN." However, the ingredients statement on the back of the package indicates that the product "CONTAINS SOY AND WHEAT."
The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]
* 48-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of "ALL NATURAL CHEF BRUCE aidells Fully Cooked Spicy Mango with Jalapeño: Smoked Chicken Sausage with Mango and Jalapeño Pepper."
Each label bears establishment number "P-6024" inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the product item number "360278," which is located on the back of the package directly below the list of ingredients. Packages are marked with Use or Freeze by Dates "5/4/09" and "5/11/09."
The product was produced on March 6 and 12, 2009 and was distributed to retail establishments in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
The problem was discovered by the establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Consumer questions regarding the product should be directed to Kerry Heffernan with Aidells Sausage Co. at 1-800-546-5795, ext. 228; media questions regarding the product should be directed to the Aidells Sausage Company President, Robert McHenry, at 1-800-546-5795. Questions regarding the recall should be directed to Engelhart Gourmet Foods President, Robert Engelhart, at (707) 422-6300.
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