WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday they have recalled a company's cheeseburger mac products because of a misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
Truitt Brothers Inc., a Kentucky company, recalled approximately 1.77 million pounds of shelf-stable pasta and ground beef products. The products were formulated with hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, known allergens, which are not declared on some labels.
The products subject to recall include 3.3-pound cases containing six 9-ounce containers of "Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Single-Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac" with a Used By/Sell By date code of "02 March 2014-23 October 2014" The FSIS says these products were produced between May 6, 2013 and January 16, 2014 and shipped to Kraft Food distribution centers and retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered during a recent routine quality check conduct by Truitt Brothers, which then contacted the FSIS. Truitt believes the problem occurred when a label supplier inadvertently mixed labels with incorrect lines with labels containing correct ingredient information.
No other Velveeta or Kraft products were impacted by this recall.
FSIS and Truitt Brothers say they have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact their healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-396-5512.