July 15, 2003
Indiana Firm Recalls Duck Products
Because Of Undeclared Allergen
-Serenade Foods, a Milford, Ind., establishment doing business as Maple Leaf
Farms, Inc., is voluntarily recalling approximately 200 pounds of frozen,
ready-to-eat duck products because of an undeclared allergen (sesame seeds).
Serenade Foods is recalling its Roast Half Duckling with Szechwan Sauce
because it is incorrectly labeled as Oriental Seasoned Roast Half Duck.
The products being recalled are labeled as:
9-lb. cases and individual sample pieces of "Maple Leaf Farms ORIENTAL
SEASONED ROAST HALF DUCK" bearing the code "003515812" or "003515812PCS."
The 9-lb. cases also bear the lot code "2340" and the establishment code
"P-2375" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The products were produced on Dec. 6, 2002, and distributed to hotels,
restaurants and institutions in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Texas and Virginia.
The problem was discovered by Maple Leaf Farms, Inc., which contacted FSIS
to initiate the recall.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Serenade Foods
customer service at (574) 658-4121. Media with questions about the recall
may contact Janelle Deatsman, corporate communications manager, at (574)
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English
and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.