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The following information has been received by our office from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Amanda Eamich

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Chicken Sausage Products Due to Undeclared Allergen

May 18, 2007- Kayem Foods, Inc., a Chelsea, Mass., firm, is recalling approximately 35,580 pounds of raw chicken sausage products due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (wheat), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The product label fails to list wheat, a potential known allergen, as an ingredient.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-pound packages of "al fresco, MANGO CHIPOTLE, sweet and spicy CHICKEN SAUSAGE." Each label bears the establishment number "P-18388" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The chicken sausage products were produced on various dates between April 16, 2005 and May 8, 2007 and were distributed to retail establishments and distribution warehouses in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered by the company. 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 Media Relations Manager Scott Farmelant at (617) 939-6582. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Customer Service Manager Robert Rocco at (617) 889-1600 ext. 224.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Food_Safety_Education/Ask_Karen/index.asp#Question. 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.


This product was not distributed in Indiana but counties bordering Illinois and Ohio could be affected. This information may be distributed as necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to call this office at 317-233-7360.