New York Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen (Milk, Wheat, Soy)

January 26, 2015  |  Milk, Soy, Wheat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – Oscar’s Hickory House, Inc., a Warrensburg, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 376 pounds of sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contained soy, milk, wheat, and sulfites, known allergens which were not declared on the product label. 

The following product are subject to recall: [ View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • .75 lb Cryovac 4 link packages of Oscar’s Smoke House “Rabbit Sausage with White Wine (veal and pork added).”
  • .75 lb Cryovac 4 link packages of Oscar’s Smoke House “Elk Sausage with Apples, Pears, and Port Wine (beef and pork added).”
  • .75 lb Cryovac 4 link packages of Oscar’s Smoke House “Hickory Smoked Duck Sausage with Apple Jack Brandy (pork and beef added).”

The products were produced on various dates from March 1, 2014 through January 26, 2015. The products bear the establishment number “4257” inside the USDA mark of inspection and do not have the sell by date printed on the product label. The products were sold at one retail establishment, Oscar’s Hickory House, in Warrensburg, N.Y.

The problem was discovered on Friday, January 23, 2015 by FSIS personnel during a label review at the establishment.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Jerold Quintal at Oscar’s Hickory House, Inc. Customer and Media Relations at 1-518-623-3431.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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