May 20, 2019

Sysco Poultry Base Recalled for Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Turkey base recallVanee Foods of Broadview, Ill. is recalling approximately 3,156 pounds of turkey base  that was labeled incorrectly and contains milk, an undeclared allergen, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). People with milk allergies should not use this product as it could cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

Poultry bases are used to make soups and gravies. The recalled product was mislabeled as chicken base.I It was shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The recalled product, produced on March 19, 2014, was labeled Imperial Sysco Chicken Base. It was sold in 1-lb. tubs with SUPC # 4944450. The tubs were packaged six to a case, that case codes included are 01734-6700 ending in 0784-5. The outer cases are labeled as Turkey Base. The establishment number “P-19339” is inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was discovered after one of the company’s customers. found tubs labeled as chicken base in cases labeled as containing turkey base.  No reports of adverse reactions have been reported.

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