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US: Smoked chicken sausages recalled

Engelhart Gourmet Foods, Inc., a Fairfield, Ca. establishment is recalling approx. 3,456 pounds of a smoked chicken sausage product because the product may contain an allergen, wheat.

Wheat is a known potential allergen and the product is mislabelled as the front of the package states "NO GLUTEN." However, the ingredients statement on the back of the package indicates that the product "CONTAINS SOY AND WHEAT."

The product subject to recall is the 48-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of "ALL NATURAL CHEF BRUCE aidells Fully Cooked Spicy Mango with Jalapeño: Smoked Chicken Sausage with Mango and Jalapeño Pepper."

Each label bears establishment number "P-6024" inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the product item number "360278," which is located on the back of the package directly below the list of ingredients. Packages are marked with Use or Freeze by Dates "5/4/09" and "5/11/09."

The product was produced on 6 and 12 March, 2009 and was distributed to retail establishments in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The problem was discovered by the establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Source: USDA

Natalie Berkhout

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