Pork Sausages Incorrectly Labeled Gluten-Free Recalled

California-based Heatherfield Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately 4,380 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement on Aug. 30.

The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat. Wheat is also listed in the product’s list of ingredients.

The raw Longanisa sausages were produced between March 8, 2019 and July 31, 2019. The following product is subject to recall:

One-pound thermoform tray packages containing “HAWAIIAN SAUSAGE COMPANY Sweet Filipino Longanisa ˙NO PRESERVATIVES ˙GLUTEN FREE ˙NO MSG” with lot codes 09067, 09081, 09088, 09113, 09130, 09148, 09156, 09163, 09170, 09179, 09193 and 09212 on the label. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4846” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Hawaii.

The problem was discovered after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service received a consumer complaint.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact John Brown, Vice President, Heatherfield Foods Inc., at 909-460-4150.

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