August 16, 2000Bratwurst Sausages Recalled by
Caninos Sausage Co.
CO (SafetyAlerts) - Caninos
Sausage Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,100 pounds of bratwurst
sausages because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), and it is undeclared on the
label, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service
MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in a variety of
foods prepared at home, in restaurants, and by food processors. Some persons who have
eaten foods containing MSG have reported adverse reactions. This is a Class III
The products being recalled are 1- and 3.9-pound
packages of "CANINOS BRATWURST," and ten-pound boxes of
"CANINOS BRATWURST." The 1- and 3.9-pound packages have a "SELL
BY" date of "08 28 00"on the label. Each ten-pound box bears a label with a
"SELL BY" date of "08 26 00," with a case code of 0815 stamped on the
box. In addition, "EST. 1437" appears in the USDA seal of inspection on each
The product was produced on Aug. 15 and
distributed to retail stores and delis in the Denver area.
"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products
are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS
administrator. "Consumers who have concerns about MSG should return the product to
the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector at
Consumers with questions about the recall may
contact Diana L. Payne, Caninos Sausage Co., Inc., at (303) 455-4339, or
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the
toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at l-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from
l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safey messages
are available 24 hours a day.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers August 16,
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