Meat producer recalls bratwurst as Memorial Day approaches

May 24, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 2 p.m. May 24, 2012

Zenner’s Quality Meat Products, Inc. issued a recall for about 3,660 pounds of bratwurst due to misbranding and allergen concerns, just as Memorial Day barbecues approach.

The company, based in a Portland, Ore., issued the recall because the product contains soy protein, a known allergen, not declared on the label.

The recalls is for 2.25-lb. packages containing Zenner’s Smoked Brotwurst with a sell-by date through July 17.

The product bears the establishment number “EST. 6308” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Zenner’s Quality Meat Products, Inc. produced the products through May 16, and distributed to wholesale establishments in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service officials discovered the problem during a routine label review. The service and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products.

Consumers concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with food safety questions can Ask Karen, the Food Safety and Inspection Service virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

Ask Karen live chat service is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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