May 23, 2002
Michigan Firm Has Recalled Turkey Products
Athens, MI (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that House of Raeford Farms Inc. has recalled an
undetermined amount of ready-to-eat turkey with gravy that contains
undeclared ingredients including a known allergen (wheat).
Wheat is a known allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity
to wheat run the risk of possible allergic reactions if they consume this
The products being recalled are 24-lb. cases containing 4-6 lb. trays of
"HOUSE OF RAEFORD, From Marvin's House, White Turkey with Gravy." The cases
bear the product code "963" or "96300." Each case and individual tray bears
the establishment number "P-1234" on the label, inside the USDA seal of
The product was produced between November 1999 and May 16, 2002 and
distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Alabama, District of
Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Tennessee.
After May 16, the ingredient label was corrected. Products bearing the new
label, which can be identified by the inclusion of wheat flour, are not
subject to recall.
"We want consumers to be aware of the recall," said William J. Hudnall,
acting FSIS administrator. "Diners with sensitivities to wheat may wish to
ask if their meals contain the recalled product."
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector.