October 22, 2012

BEF Foods Inc. Recalls Bob Evans Maple Links and Maple Patties

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of Bob Evans Maple Links and Maple Patties because they are misbranded in that they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label. The products were produced at establishments in Hillsdale, MI and Xenia, OH.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 12-oz. packages of "Bob Evans Maple Links" with UPC numbers of "075900002300", "075900000085" and "075900002324."
  • 12-oz. packages of "Bob Evans Maple Patties" with UPC numbers of "0759000025028" and "075900000795" and "075900002522."

The products were produced between April 4, and Oct. 19, 2012, and will have the establishment number "M-952" or "M-6785" inkjetted on the side of the package. Product purchased fresh will have a use-by date between Oct. 14, 2012 and Dec. 4, 2012 listed.

Instead of a use-by date, frozen products may be identified by any of the following Julian codes: 0264 through 0365, 1001 through 1365, and 2001 through 2293.

During a label audit, the company discovered that the individual establishments were still using a spice blend containing MSG. MSG is not classified as an allergen, but can cause a reaction in people with a sensitivity to MSG.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/fsis_recalls/RNR_067_2012/index.asp.