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August 8, 2001

Allergy Alert: Georgia Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Products

Lake City, GA (SafetyAlerts) - Kabobs Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,300 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products because they contain an undeclared allergen (whey protein), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Whey protein is a known allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to the whey protein run the risk of possible allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The products subject to recall are:

  • "Kabobs CHICKEN WONTON" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01211,"
  • "Kabobs DUCK WONTON" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01090,"
  • "Kabobs MINI SHRIMP & PORK EGGROLL" in 200-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01177,"
  • "Kabobs PORK AND SHRIMP POTSTICKER" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01130,"
  • "Kabobs PORK POTSTICKER" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01200,"
  • "Kabobs PORK SHO MAI" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01075,"
  • "Kabobs PORK WONTON" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01207,"
  • "Kabobs TURKEY POTSTICKER" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01089," and
  • "Maple Leaf Farms DUCK POTSTICKER" in 100-count cases marked with a Julian date code of "01211."

Each case bears a label with an establishment code of "EST. 6640" or "P-6640" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The products were distributed to hotels, restaurants, and institutional establishments nationwide.

"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator. "Diners who are allergic to whey protein may wish to ask if meals made with these types of meat and poultry products contain the recalled items.

The problem was discovered by the establishment, which then notified FSIS. FSIS is not aware of any illnesses associated with consumption of the product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Will Rece, company president, at (404) 361-6283, ext. 1217.

Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 8, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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