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Foster Farms Recalls 15,040 Pounds Of Mislabeled Turkey Burgers

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Foster Farms is recalling about 15,040 pounds of a turkey burger product because it contains an undeclared allergen.

The Turlock-based company is recalling products produced between Dec. 28, 2011 and May 10, 2012 that have been sold for institutional use in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

The recall does not apply to turkey burgers sold in grocery stores.

The mislabeled products were misbranded and contain a seasoning mix with hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which was not declared on the labeling, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The recalled products are in 10-pound cases containing 30 5.33-oz “Foster Farms, Ready to Cook, Boneless Mediterranean Style White Turkey Burgers” with the case code “96384” and the following Julian dates:

  • 1362
  • 2027
  • 2033
  • 2039
  • 2040
  • 2046
  • 2054
  • 2125
  • 2129
  • 2130
  • 2131

There have been no reports of adverse reaction due to consumption of the product.

The following is a statement from Foster Farms regarding the recall:

Foster Farms has initiated a voluntary Class II recall of Mediterranean Turkey Burgers (#96384, 5.33 oz.), produced for 14 Food Service customers. Class II recalls are classified by the USDA as representing low risk for adverse health consequences. The recall applies to 1,504 10-pound cases produced between December 28, 2011 and May 10, 2012, which contained soy (an allergen) as an undeclared seasoning ingredient. There have been no reported illnesses related to this product. The recall applies only to turkey burgers produced for Food Service customers. Foster Farms wishes to reassure consumers that Foster Farms-branded turkey burgers sold in grocery and club stores are not affected.

For more information, Food Service customers can call 800-338-0374. Consumers should contact the company’s consumer affairs manager, Teresa Lenz, at (209) 394-6914, ext. 4369. Media should contact the company’s director of advertising and public relations, Ira Brill, at (209) 394-6914, ext. 6891.

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