News Release

Belmont Sausage Co. Recalls Smoked Turkey Drumstick Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 103-2017
Health Risk: High Sep 29, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Selena Kremer
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2017 – Belmont Sausage Co., an Elk Grove Village, Ill. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of smoked turkey products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The smoked turkey drumstick items were produced from September 27, 2015 through September 27, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 

  • 25- to 29-oz. plastic-lined, boxed packages containing 18 pieces of “Wolverine Packing Co. complete protein solutions Smoked Turkey Drumsticks” with lot code 20144.
  • 20- to 24-oz. plastic-lined, boxed packages containing 20 pieces of “Wolverine Packing Co. complete protein solutions Smoked Turkey Drumsticks” with lot code 20148.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-21309” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to an institutional location in Michigan that further distributed nationwide.                                 

The problem was discovered by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel while performing routine label verification checks.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers 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 or media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Mulica, Co-President, at (847) 302-8011 or

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 10 a.m. to 6 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:

USDA Recall Classifications
Class IThis is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class IIThis is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class IIIThis is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Sep 30, 2017

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