October 23, 2003
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Beef Frankfurters
Because Of Undeclared Allergen
Hatfield Quality Meats, a Hatfield, Pa., firm, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 4,800 pounds of beef frankfurters because of an undeclared
allergen (soy protein), the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and
Inspection Service announced today.
The products being recalled are 1 lb. vacuum sealed packages of ?Lancaster
BRAND, Franks.? Each package bears the use-by date code, ?BEST BY JAN 07
04.? In addition, each package bears the establishment number ?EST. 791?
inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The products were produced on Oct. 14, 2003, and distributed to retails
stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Consumers who are sensitive to soy protein should not eat this product, but
return it to the point of purchase.
FSIS has received no reports of allergic reactions associated with
consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction
should contact a physician.
The problem was discovered by Hatfield Quality Meats.
Media with questions about the recall should contact David Kolesky, company
Vice President for Human Resources, at (215) 368-2500, ext. 8118. Consumers
with questions about the recall may contact Jessie Powell, company consumer
affairs representative, at (215) 368-2500, ext. 8130.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline. 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.