DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – You may want to check your sausage.

Around 106,000 pounds of sausage is being recalled due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Zemco Industries based in Buffalo, New York, is recalling “Cavanaugh Smoked Sausage” that was sent to distribution centers for resale and sold in grocery stores nationwide.

The product contains soy, a known allergen — but it isn’t on the label.

The recall, announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), involves two-and-a-half pound packages of the smoked sausage made between June 11 and August 1. The product bears the establishment number “Est. 5222” on the package.


(credit: the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service)

(credit: the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service)

The problem occurred when the company reformulated the product and updated packaging and labeling but the employees utilized the old formulation containing soy that was not declared on the updated packaging and labels, according to the company.

The recall is classified as Class I, meaning it’s a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” Those with allergies to soy are urged not to eat the sausage and to return it for a refund.

To date there have been no reported sicknesses related to the problem. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a doctor.

When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Consumer Relations at 866-328-3156.


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