Food & Drink

The label declares the beef and pork meatloaf inside. It doesn’t declare two allergens.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

A labeling mistake resulted in about 85 or 86 pre-packaged hunks of ready-to-eat meatloaf being recalled Wednesday.

The Homestyle Pork and Beef Meatloaf made by Taylor Farms Illinois contains eggs and wheat, allergens that aren’t on the label, the recall notice says. That’s no problem if you’re not allergic to either eggs or wheat. But to those with a serious food allergy, people used to examining food ingredients like a corporate lawyer going over a contract, this can be a serious, even fatal mistake.

That’s why this is a Class 1 recall, defined by the USDA as “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

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So, Taylor Farms recalled about 75 pounds of the product, which comes in 14-ounce packages. The lot No. is TFIL234A001 and the use by date is 8/28/18. The USDA recall notice says a retail store employee found the problem Monday.

That employee likely worked for Kroger, judging from the stores on the USDA’s list of possible retail stores. All the Krogers listed are in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

Alabama: three in Huntsville

Arkansas: Morrilton, Jonesboro, two in Conway, two in Hot Springs National Park, two in North Little Rock, five in Little Rock

Kentucky: Two in Bowling Green

Mississippi: Brandon, Columbus, Greenville, Starkville, Horn Lake and Olive Branch

Ohio: Circleville, Delaware, Lewis Center, Swanton, two in Whitehall

Tennessee: All Krogers in Tennessee

Customers with questions about the recall can call Taylor Farms at 855-455-0098.