Meat from New London plant recalled

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NEW LONDON - Sara Lee Foodservice is recalling more than 82,000 pounds of smoked sausage.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says an ingredient in the meat may cause an allergic reaction and was not labeled.

The recall covers smoked sausage rope in 10-pound cases containing two five-pound packages. The SKU number is 46218 and the labels have "Est. 2435" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled meat was produced between Jan. 1 and June 6 and was sent to distrobution centers to be shipped to institutional users across the country. The meat is not availble in grocery stores or sold directly to consumers.

During a routine label review, the company found that one of the flavoring ingredients includes hydrolyzed soy, which was not declared on the label. Hydrolyzed soy can cause allergic reactions in some people.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has not received any reports of adverse reactions. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.