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Dutch Kettle Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish Protein

2007-11-01 12:37

The Dutch Kettle, Bremen, IN 46506 is recalling 94 cases of 12/19 oz. glass (pint size) jars of HICKORY BBQ Sauce (barbecue sauce) packed under 35 private labels because it contains undeclared fish protein (anchovy) that was present in an ingredient used to make the sauce. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish protein (fin fish) run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The 94 cases of Hickory Barbecue sauce was distributed to 35 farm market type customers under each of their private labels in 13 states mostly in the eastern half of the United States. Most of the accounts were in Michigan, Indiana, New York and Illinois but there are also accounts in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Utah. Product was shipped direct to the retailers from the manufacturer.

The product is packed in 19 oz. (pint) jars with metal lids and an attached body label. Each customer has an individual private label that begins with the store name (such as "Amish Country Store") followed by "Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce" can be identified initially by name Hickory BBQ Sauce and the name of the retailer (mainly farm markets) on the label.

Two lots of 50/12, 19 oz. jars were manufactured between 6/01/07 and 9/05/07. The first batch was coded "**70****W" and the second "SM70905W". The code is in a dot matrix format on the side (threaded portion) of the metal lid of the jar.

The different private labels were distributed in the various states as follows:

Michigan: Andy T's Farms Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Bailey's Fresh off the Farm Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Coleman's Farm Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Fruit Acres Farm Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Galen's Own Brand Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Heritage Gardens Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Jenny' Farm Stand Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Little Store on the Prairie Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Palmbos Farm Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Yoder's Country Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Indiana: Dutch Country Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Grandma's Goodies Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Grandma's Pantry Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Grant Line Nursery & Garden Center Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Parcell's Pantry Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Sandy's Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; The Madison Fudge Factory Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Yoder's Meat & Cheese Co. Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

New York: Chef World Seasonings Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; J.P. Littles Seasonings Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Heller's Farm Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Indian Pines Farm Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Illinois: Hartrich Meats, Inc. Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Hickory BBQ Sauce Dist. By Yeager's; Mystic Ridge Alpacas Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Tennessee: Smokey Mountain Mercantile Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce; Apple Shack Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

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Arkansas: Van's Fruit Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Georgia: Red Apple Barn Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Iowa: Harvest Barn Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Missouri: Amish Country Store Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

New Jersey: Anderson Farms Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Ohio: S & R Farm Market Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Pennsylvania: Moon Shadows Farm Homestyle Hickory BBQ Sauce

Utah: Windmill Farms Grain and Garden Hickory BBQ Sauce

There have been no illnesses/injuries or complaints reported to date on this product.

An ingredient change to the Hickory BBQ sauce in June of 2007 resulted in the addition of the fish protein allergen (anchovy) but the ingredient statements on the various private labels were not changed to reflect the addition of this ingredient. The problem was discovered during a label review during a recent FDA inspection.

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