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From the information provided by USDA, the recalled products were not distributed in the State of Indiana, but were distributed in neighboring states, Illinois and Kentucky. The recalled products may be distributed to a restaurant or a food service operation in Indiana. Specific establishment distribution information is not available at this time. Additional information will be provided when available. In addition, if any recalled product is found, please notify Dan Gala at this office at 317-233-7360.
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ILLINOIS FIRM RECALLS BEEF AND CHICKEN BASE PRODUCTS DUE TO UNDECLARED ALLERGENS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2007 – Custom Culinary, Inc., an Oswego, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 990 pounds of beef and chicken base products because they may contain undeclared allergens. The beef base product contains milk and soy, which are known allergens. Jars of the beef base product may be mislabeled as chicken base, which does not declare these allergens on the label.
The following products are subject to recall:
The beef and chicken base products were produced on April 12, 2007, and were shipped to distribution warehouses in California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, New Jersey, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. These products were intended for food service and restaurant use and are not expected to be available for purchase in retail establishments.
The problem was reported to the company by a customer. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall should contact company President Mark Duffy at (800) 346-9494. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Quality Systems Scott Freitag at (630) 299-0501.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.