Blue Grass Quality Meats, a company in Kentucky, has recalled over 100,000 pounds of bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products. It was announced by the USDA on Friday that the company failed to label the products as containing soy.
The products, which include all Cajun styles of turkey breast and bacon, were produced on dates between October 29, 2018, and November 19, 2019. Product packing was marked with the numbers P-7417 or EST.7417 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to locations in Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia, and Ohio. These products may have sold as sliced deli meat products.
The discovery was made when the company’s seasoning supplier notified them that their non-soy containing seasoning, in fact, did contain soy lecithin. Soy lecithin is a food additive that comes from soy.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 is enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. This helps to protect the health of consumers and ensure that they are aware of any major food allergies, also known as “The Big Eight”.
The Act requires manufacturers to clearly list all ingredients that are a major food allergy or that use