Before cooking your sausage, check to be sure it has not been recalled!
Approximately 106,000 pounds of sausage is being recalled due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
Zemco Industries based in Buffalo, New York, is recalling “Cavanaugh Smoked Sausage” that was sent to distribution centers for resale and was sold in grocery stores across the country.
The product contains soy, which is a known allergen, however, it is not listed on the package label.
The recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and involves two-and-a-half pound packages of the smoked sausage, made between June 11th and August 1st. The product is stamped with “Est. 5222” on the package.
When the company reformulated the product and updated its’ packaging and labeling, the employees utilized the old formulation containing soy, but it was not declared on the updated packaging and labels, according to the company.
The recall is classified as a Class I, meaning It is a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” Those with allergies to soy are urged not to eat the sausage and to return it for a full refund.
As of today, there have been no reported illnesses related to this problem. If you are concerned about a reaction, it is recommended that you contact a doctor.
If you or a loved on has suffered adverse side effects from consuming contaminated food or from defective labeling, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. For more information, contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).