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Beef franks recalled due to label problem

Cloverdale Foods Co. of Mandan, N.D. is recalling approximately 2,664 pounds of beef franks due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall yesterday (Wednesday) after it was learned that the products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

· 16-oz. packages of Cloverdale Meats “Seattle Mariners Beef Franks.”

· 12 lb. cases containing 12 packages of individual 16-oz. packages of Cloverdale Meats “Seattle Mariners Beef Franks.”

The products were produced on Nov. 23 and Dec. 13, 2013, with use-by dates of Feb. 21 and March 13, 2014 respectively. These products bear the package code Use by 2-21-14 or Use by 3-13-14 and the establishment number “Est. 7603” inside the mark of inspection. The products were sold to retail establishments in Montana, North Dakota and Washington states.

The problem was discovered by the company during an internal label review. Non-fat dry milk is an ingredient used in the product. The problem occurred when the newly designed label included an incorrect ingredient statement.

Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider. No reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have been reported.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service recalls can be seen on the service’s website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

The online electronic consumer complaint monitoring system can be accessed 24 hours a day at: www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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