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House of Smoke meat products recalled: 144K pounds of meat

One of the labels of meat recalled by House of Smoke Inc.

February 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of meat and poultry products from House of Smoke Inc. on Monday.

House of Smoke, based out of Fort Lupton, Colorado, issued a recall for approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products, including bratwurst/brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products and raw fresh products.

The products are being recalled because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, according to the USDA's Safety and Inspection Service. The products were processed with an ingredient containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label of the recalled products.

The problem was discovered during a food safety assessment, the USDA said. The firm mistakenly believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label.

The USDA and the company have not received reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

For a full list of the recalled products, visit: Colorado Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Due To Soy Lecithin.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.


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