May 20, 2019

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Shellfish and Pork

Two products have been recalled because they contain undeclared allergens, which could make people allergic to those products seriously ill.  No illnesses have been reported in either recall. One is for brisket, the other for edamame.

The first recall is for J Bar B Foods. The recalled product is 410,985 pounds of beef brisket smoked sausage because they contain a pork casing that is n to declared on the label.

The ready to eat beef brisket smoked sausage products were made on various dates from June 21, 2016 to May 29, 2018. The recalled product is 12 ounce vacuum-packed packages of “H-E-B TEXAS HERITAGE SAUSAGE SMOKED WITH NATURAL HARDWOOD BEEF BRISKET.” You can see the huge list of dates, lot numbers, product codes, and sell by dates at the USDA website. The products have the establishment number “EST. 7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations in Texas.

The second recall is from World Variety Produce, recalling Spicy Edamame because it contains the undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen “Oyster Extract” within the spicy sauce packet.  Anyone who is allergic to shellfish could have a serious reaction if they eat this product.

The Spicy Edamame product was distributed through retailers in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The product is Melissa’s Spicy Edamame in a 7 ounce cardboard sleeve. The UPC number is 0-45255-14637-0 and the best if used by dates, located on the front panel, are 5/29/18 through 7/02/18.

If you bought either of these products and cannot eat pork or shellfish, respectively, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.


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