Berks Packing Beef Knockwurst Recall [US]


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US/Washington: Berks Packing Beef Product Recall [US]Berks Packing recalls approximately 1,320 pounds of Beef Knockwurst Sausages due to possible mislabeling and undeclared pork and erythorbate, an additive, both known allergens, sources of dietary intolerance and possible triggers of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. USDA: http://ht.ly/XBqqv

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-011-2016-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Beef Knockwurst Products are subject to this recall:

  • Berks brand Heat & Serve Knockwurst, containing 1-pound of sausage-type links that are plastic shrink-wrapped

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. An additional variation of the recalled Beef Products is pictured on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the recalled Beef Products bear the establishment number “EST. 8782” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to retail locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered by company personnel who learned of the incorrect labels being applied to the product and notified the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) inspectors.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession these recalled Beef Sausage Products and could be allergic to their pork and/or erythorbate ingredients, have a close family member who is allergic or has previously experienced Anaphylaxis or are unsure of your allergy status, please do not consume them. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Some individuals have an allergy, sensitivity or intolerance to pork. Others choose to avoid pork for religious or health reasons.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Lynn Farrell, Quality Control Manager at 1-610-376-7291.

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Additional information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-011-2016
Recalls Direct RIN: 6422-2016
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