121,000 Pounds of Bacon and Turkey Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

12:06PM Dec 02, 2019
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The label of the recalled bacon product.
( Blue Grass Quality Meats )

Blue Grass Quality Meats, of Erlanger, Ky., has recalled 121,083 pounds of pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to a recall announcement form the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy, which the agency says is a known allergen, and it is not stated on the product labels.

The Cajun-style bacon and ready-to-eat Cajun-style turkey breast was produced between October 29, 2018 and November 19, 2019. Affected products are listed below. Photos of the packaging are available here.

  • Various weights of shrink-wrap packages containing “BLUE GRASS CAJUN STYLE TURKEY BREAST” with sell by dates from 7/1/19 to 1/9/20.
  • Various weights of shrink-wrap packages containing “OLDE WORLD Cajun Style TURKEY BREAST” with sell by dates from 7/1/19 to 1/1/20.
  • Various weights of shrink-wrap packages containing “Robinson’s PREMIUM Cajun Style Turkey Breast” with sell by dates from 7/12/19 to 1/16/20.
  • Various weights of shrink-wrap packages containing “Troyer CAJUN STYLE TURKEY BREAST” with sell by dates from 7/18/19 to 1/21/20.
  • Various weights of vacuum sealed packages containing “Troyer CAJUN STYLE BACON” with sell by dates from 1/28/19 to 2/19/20.

The products that are subject to the recall have an establishment number of “P-7417” or “EST. 7417” inside the USDA mark of inspection, the recall notes. The recalled items were shipped to retail locations in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia, where the turkey products may have been sold as retail-sliced deli product.

The allergen issue was discovered when Blue Grass Quality Meat’s seasoning supplier notified the company that the proprietary seasoning blend, which is not supposed to contain soy, actually contained soy lecithin.
As of the date of the announcement, there have been no adverse reactions in consumers due to consumption of the products, but the agency encourages those concerned about an illness or injury to contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS notes that retailers or consumers who may have these products in their freezers are urged not to sell or consume them, and that they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers or retailers with questions about the recall can contact David Kegley, VP of sales and marketing for Blue Grass Quality Meats at (859) 331-7100.