Contacted Costco, spoke with a lady in administration who informed me that the sausage patties on the floor yesterday were Tyson 100% natural Sausage Patties. Called again to double check that those were the ONLY sausages on the floor (not literally, gross!). This time I spoke with a supervisor on the floor. He claimed there was no way of knowing what the sample was. I said, "So Costco does not keep a record of the samples they hand out?"- obviously there was no way that could be true. Then he mentioned the company in charge of the samples (CDS - corporate distribution center?). I asked him for their number. The lady there said the sausages they handed out yesterday were Morning Star Veggie Sausages by Kellogg's. Then she mentioned garden burger for some reason, which is another item they make. I looked up the ingredients on these demonic Morning Star sausages. The SECOND ingredient listed was EGG WHITES (which is specifically what the doctor told us Judah was allergic to).
Textured Vegetable Protein (Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Water for Hydration), Egg Whites, Corn Oil, Sodium Caseinate, Modified Tapioca Starch, Contains Two Percent or Less of Lactose, Soybean Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Wheat Gluten, Corn Gluten, Soy Protein), Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Spices, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sodium Phosphates (Tripolyphosphate, Tetrapyrophosphate, Hexametaphosphate, Monophosphate), Salt, Disodium Inosinate, Caramel Color, Cellulose Gum, Whey Powder, Modified Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose, Onion Powder, Disodium Guanylate, Vitamins and Minerals (Niacinamide, Iron [Ferrous Sulfate], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Riboflavin (Vitamin B2], Vitamin B12), Succinic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Lactic Acid, Brewers Yeast, Torula Yeast, Soy Lecithin.
I also ran across this lovely tid-bit of information while I was digging online for a list of ingredients.
http://cornucopia.org/hexane-guides/hexane_guide_meat_alternatives.html - Morning Star may be using ingredients extracted from hexane.
A terrifying explanation of hexane -