A Denver, Colorado, company is recalling some of its chili for failing to properly label an allergen contained in the product. After a routine label inspection, the USDA determined that Gold Star Sausage had failed to label "soy lecithin" by calling the potential allergen simply "lecithin" instead. Soy is a known allergen and can cause adverse reactions in some consumers.
An undisclosed number of 16-ounce plastic containers of the company's Johnson's Chili and Johnson's Chili, Hot and Spicy, packaged between February 15, 2010, and February 15, 2011, are being recalled, according to KDVR news source. The products were packaged in Colorado and the recall covers all of those products produced by Gold Star Sausage. Each package has the number "1106" inside its USDA inspection mark as well as a packaging date reflecting the aforementioned period.
Nationwide, no wholesale retailers or consumers have yet reported any adverse reactions to the product, although anyone concerned with is urged to seek healthcare from a medical professional.