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Baensch Food Products Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in One Lot Code of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce


(414) 562-4643

(414) 221-0210 or (317) 258-7801 (Cell)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2012 - Baensch Food Products Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product was distributed to select retail stores in Wisconsin and Rockford, Ill. beginning on June 6, 2012.

Product: Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce – 24 ounce retail glass jar
UPC#: 71444910220
Sell By Date and Lot Code: BEST IF USED BY 06NOV12 158
(Sell By and Lot Code is printed in black ink on the top of the gold lid)

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

No other products or lot codes are affected by this recall.

The voluntary recall was initiated after the company discovered that as a result of a labeling error 144 - 24 ounce jars (12 - 12 count cases) of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring with Sour Cream & Chives were labeled as Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce. The Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce label does not reveal the presence of the milk allergen.

Consumers who have purchased the 24 ounce Ma Baensch Herring in Wine Sauce bearing the “best if used by” date of 06NOV12 158 should return the product to the store where it was purchased to receive replacement or a refund. Consumers with questions should contact Baensch Food Products at 414-562-4643.


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