Dutch Kettle Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish Protein

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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:

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