Mountain Products Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall028-2016
Health Risk: HighApr 12, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, APRIL 12, 2016 – Mountain Products Inc., a Lagrangeville, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 467 pounds of bacon and pork sausages products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company produced the pork products formulated with breadcrumbs containing milk, soy and wheat, known allergens which were not sub-listed on the finished product labels.
The Mountain Products Smokehouse brand bacon and Irish bangers sausages items were produced on various dates between March 31, 2014 and March 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
• 1-lb. packages of “SMOKED CAJUN STYLE PORK SAUSAGE READY TO EAT” with packing dates of 1/5/15.
• 1-lb. packages of “HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with packing dates of 9/9/15, 1/29/16, 3/9/16.
• 1-lb. packages of “SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with packing dates of 9/9/15 and 3/9/16.
• 1-lb. packages of “BREAKFAST SAUSAGE IN SHEEP CASING” with a packing date of 1/29/16.
• 1-lb. packages of “IRISH BANGERS” with packing dates of 3/31/14, 1/5/15, 3/10/15, 6/10/15, 7/15/15, 9/9/15, 1/29/16, 3/2/16 and 3/9/16.
• 1-lb. packages of “Giovanni’s Delizioso PARMESAN & OREGANO COUNTRY STYLE BACON” with a packing date of 11/20/15.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M17458” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in the Dutchess County, New York and California.
The problem was discovered during a label review verification at the firm on April 11, 2016. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that additional product types may had been cross-contaminated with milk, soy and wheat.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Mountain Products, at (845) 223-7900.
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.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-028-2016-release