Brossman’s Meat Market recalls gyro style bratwurst due to allergens

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MADISON (WITI) — Brossman’s Meat Market, located in Racine, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling its Gyro Style Bratwurst, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced today. The products contain soy and wheat starch that is not listed in the ingredient statement on the label.

Soy and wheat can cause serious reactions in people with an allergy or severe sensitivity.  No illnesses have been reported from consuming these products.  The products are safe to consume by those who do not have an allergy or intolerance to soy or wheat.

The bratwurst purchased at Brossman’s retail store are sold frozen in vacuum-sealed packages containing four bratwurst.  Retail packages may carry a lot code, but they do contain the Wisconsin state legend with establishment number 812.  Product purchased at Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop do not have any type of labeling on the package other than the word “Gyro.”  Product purchased from this location would have been over the counter.

This recall applies to all Gyro Style Bratwurst purchased on or before March 5, 2015.  They were sold wholesale and retail from Brossman’s Meat Market located at 6900 State Road 31 in Racine, and at the Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop located at 2924 120th Ave in Kenosha. Consumers who have any of these products may return them to the place of purchase or discard them. Consumers and media with questions about this recall can contact Shane Brossman at 262-639-5828 or Phyllis at Bobby Nelson, 262-859-2232.

Symptoms of a food allergy may include swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth, nose, throat, eyes and skin; difficulty breathing; cramps, nausea or vomiting; diarrhea; or anaphylaxis.  While most people do not have food allergies, anyone who eats a specific food and experiences symptoms should consult a doctor.

For more information on other food product recalls or food allergens, contact the Division of Food Safety at 608-224-4700, by e-mail at datcpfood@wisconsin.gov; or online at datcp.wi.gov.

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