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Sausage Recalled Due to Soy Mislabeling

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Those allergic to soy may wish be careful with a certain brand of sausage.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Zemco Industries has issued a recall for two and a half pound packages of Cavanaugh smoked sausage.  The sausages contain soy, but that is not written on the labels.  Alaska Food Safety Program Manager Kim Stryker says this can pose a danger to those who have any kind of soy allergy.

“My guess is that for most people who have an allergic reaction, they’re going to swell up, and it could be a life threatening allergic reaction for people who have a severe sensitivity.”

She adds that mislabeling is one of the more common reasons that companies recall batches of food.

“We have seen products that have been shipped to Alaska where the allergens have not been declared on the labels, and it seems to be one of the more common reasons for recall.”

The affected sausages are in 2.5 pound package with production dates ranging from June to August. Additional information, including pictures and a full list, can be found at the website of Alaska’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program.