Carnivore Meat Company, LLC, a Franklin, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 379 pounds of raw ground beef and pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The raw ground beef and pork sausage products were produced on Jan. 8, Jan. 28 and Feb. 7, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:
- 1 and 2-lb. vacuum sealed plastic packages of “Beef Boerewors, South African Farm Sausage.”
- 1 and 2-lb. vacuum sealed plastic packages of “Traditional Boerewors, South African Farm Sausage.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45742” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida and Georgia.
The problem was discovered on March 12, 2019 by FSIS personnel during a food safety assessment at the establishment.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Carnivore Meat Company owner Virginia Botha at (615) 614-3134.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.