Meat producer recalls bratwurst as Memorial Day approaches
May 24, 2012
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.
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