Ten tons of lamb koftis recalled due to undeclared milk product
At the request of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, August Foods Incorporated has issued a voluntary recall for more than 20,500 pounds of lamb koftis. The lamb koftis distributed by August Foods, a company headquartered in Dowington, Pennsylvania, contains milk, an allergen that is not listed on the label among the product’s ingredients. The “lamb broth” listed on the products label is made by soaking lamb meat in yogurt, a milk by product, but the ingredients for the lamb broth are not individually listed. A consumer who had a mild allergic reaction after sampling the product first informed the company of the possible issue. Lactose intolerant or allergic consumers who unknowingly consume this product may become seriously or even deathly ill. Cartons of the lamb koftis containing this undeclared allergen are imprinted with establishment number EST. 34624, and they have been stamped with sell by dates of June 15, 2012; July 19, 2012; July 20, 2012; October 5, 2012; May 1, 2013; and May 3, 2013. People with allergic reactions to dairy products should not consume the August Foods Lamb Koftis affected by this recall. August Foods plans to announce in the near future instructions for purchasers to return the lamb koftis affected by this recall for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this or other recalls initiated at the request of the United States Department of Agriculture can contact the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s virtual customer service agent Karen at the department’s Ask Karen website.