Celiac disease alert: SP Wholesale Meats recalls sausages for undeclared gluten
The SP Wholesale Meats company is recalling several varieties of its sausages because wheat is not included on the label. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, the company recommends avoiding the recalled items. The problem has been traced to gluten-contaminated oregano from a separate spice company.
SP Wholesale Meats is recalling multiple packages of its pork and chicken sausages. They contain gluten, but it is not included on the label. The recall includes Cascade Farms Chicken Apple Sausages, Don Felipe’s Tolucan Brand Chorizo Verde, Don Felipe’s Tolucan Brand Chorizo Rojo and Don Felipe’s Tolucan Brand Chicken Chorizo. The specific package sizes and lot codes can be found on the official United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service page. You can also check the codes inside the USDA mark of inspection for EST. P-2886 and EST. 2886.
The recalled products were sent to restaurants in Washington and Oregon. An estimated 1,729 pounds of sausages are currently being recalled. The SP Wholesale Meats company became aware of an undeclared allergen on its labels after the Food and Drug Administration recalled a specific type of spice. Oregano from the Oregon Spice Co. has been contaminated with gluten from a wheat source, and the SP Wholesale Meats sausages used this spice.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service labels this a Class II recall, and there have been no reports of reactions at this time. The SP Wholesale Meats company encourages consumers who still have questions to call and speak with President Charlie Ryan or General Manager Jim Register at 503-234-0579. The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-674-6854.
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