By: Richard L. Smith
On Friday, The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported that Abbyland Foods, an Abbotsford, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 11,800 pounds of frozen turkey meatballs that are labeled as turkey sausage patties due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
FSIC officials said the product contains soy, a known allergen not declared on the product label.
The frozen, fully cooked turkey meatball products labeled turkey sausage patties were produced on March 3, 2023. The following products are subject to recall:
- 5-lb. unlabeled bags in 10-pound labeled boxes of "Jennie-O FULLY COOKED TURKEY SAUSAGE PATTIES" with lot code 06223.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-17764" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to hotels, restaurants, and institutions nationwide.
Officials said the problem was discovered when the establishment notified FSIS that a food service customer notified them of a labeling issue after they opened a box of frozen turkey sausage patties and found turkey meatballs instead.
The meatballs contain soy protein concentrate, while the sausage patties label does not declare soy as an ingredient.
According to FSIS officials, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS officials are concerned that some products may be in institutional freezers. Institutions are urged not to serve these products.
These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers.