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California Firm Recalls British Style Banger Sausages Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Wheat

Silva Sausage Co., a Gilroy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,010 pounds of British style banger sausages because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label (PDF Only)]
10-lb. cases of "Silva Sausage English Brand Bangers"

The products bear the establishment number "EST. 6086" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases can further be identified by the item number "10362" and lot codes "112271," "112911," or "112980." The products were distributed for institutional use in Livermore and Sacramento, Calif.

FSIS discovered the problem during a label review at the establishment, and it is believed that wheat was left off of the label when the company changed its in-house label printing program. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse
reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the company's vice president, Rick Martins, at (408) 293-5437.

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.

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