More than 5,000 pounds of chorizo recalled due to undeclared soy

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At the request of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Citterio USA Corporation has announced a voluntary recall for more than 5,000 pounds of Chorizo products. Citterio USA, also known as Euro Foods Incorporated, a food product distributor headquartered in Freeland, Pennsylvania, has issued this recall in response to the discovery of an undeclared food allergen present in the chorizo products. Seven ounce packages of Citterio Rustico Chorizo Spanish Style containing two dozen chorizo pieces and imprinted with lot numbers 659 or 135 and an expiration date of either 8/12/12, 9/29/12 or 11/30/12. The products affected by this recall are marked with establishment number EST. 4010 stamped inside the United States Department of Agriculture inspection mark. The affected products were manufactured on Novemeber 5, 2011 and February 28, 2012. The presence of undeclared soy necessitating this recall has been determined to be the result of a recent ingredient change in the spice mix used to flavor this product. Anyone at risk of experiencing an allergic reaction to soy based products should not consume any of the affected Citterio Rustico Chorizo Spanish Style, which was distributed for sale at retail outlets throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Tennessee. Consumers seeking more information on this recall can contact the manufacturer directly, or visit the website for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, which includes “Karen,” an automated customer service representative.