Tenn. company recalls 379 lbs. of raw ground beef, pork sausage due to undeclared allergen

Photos: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

A Franklin company is recalling approximately 379 lbs. of raw ground beef and pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The recalled products from Carnivore Meat Company contain soy, a known allergen, that's not listed on the product label.

The raw ground beef and pork sausage products were made on Jan. 8, Jan. 28 and Feb. 7. The following products are subject to recall:

- 1 and 2-lb. vacuum sealed plastic packages of “Beef Boerewors, South African Farm Sausage.”

- 1 and 2-lb. vacuum sealed plastic packages of “Traditional Boerewors, South African Farm Sausage.”

Find photos of the labels here.

The issue was discovered on March 12 by FSIS personnel during a food safety assessment at the company. At this time, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the products.

The recalled items were shipped to retail locations in Florida and Georgia. FSIS warned consumers to check their freezers and either throw out the recalled products or return them to the place of purchase.

Anyone with questions about the recall has been urged to call Carnivore Meat Company owner Virginia Botha at (615) 614-3134 or check out the full recall notice here.


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