US: Kent Quality Foods, Inc. is recalling more than 308,000 pounds of beef, pork and turkey ready-to-eat (RTE) hot dog and sausage products due to misbranding and soy not declared on the label.
Ready-to-eat hot dog and sausage items were produced on various dates from 9 September, 2017 to 29 April, 2018 and were shipped to distribution and restaurants nationwide.
The problem was discovered by the company during product inventory. It noticed the label for spice mixture used to produce one of their Beef Polish sausage products contained hydrolyzed soy protein as an ingredient. However, the Beef Polish Sausage does not list the soy ingredient on the label.
Although this product is the only one formulated with the spice mix containing the soy ingredient, there are several other RTE sausage and hot dog products made with beef, pork and turkey implicated in the recall due to potential cross contamination via shared equipment during the raw and RTE processing steps.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products.