Recall alert: Smoked sausage sold in several states may contain plastic

Smoked sausage sold in six states is being recalled because it may be contaminated with “foreign matter,” the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said this week.

The recall covers 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products which may be laden with hard plastic, according to meat processor Eddy Packing Co., based in Yoakum, Texas.

Recall alert: Smoked sausage may contain plastic

The affected sausage was processed on April 5, with packing dates of April 5-6, 2018. The meat was shipped to food service and retail stores in the following states: California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

There have been no complaints or reports of anyone getting sick so far. “The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from a restaurant that pieces of white, hard plastic were found embedded in the sausage during slicing,” the FSIS said in a press release.

If you have any of the following items in your refrigerator or freezer, you should not eat them. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the agency said.

  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1642 and lot code 8095.

  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 6/30/2018, case code PU1663 and lot code 8096.
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT ORIGINAL SMOKED FRESH POLISH SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 6/10/2018, case code PU1656 and lot code 8096.

  • 40-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “LOWE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1644 and lot code 8095.

  • 10-lb. cases containing “Eddy SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1658 and lot code 8096.

  • 30-lb. cases containing “CARL’S PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1660 and lot code 8096.

  • 10-lb. cases containing “Eddy SOUTHERN STYLE PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1659 and lot code 8096.

  • 20-lb cases with four 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY CHEESE/JALAPENO PORK AND BEEF SAUSAGE RING” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1655 and lot code 8096.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Francisco Montejano, Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Eddy Packing Company at (361) 293-2361 ext. 771.

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Source: clark.com
Recall alert: Smoked sausage sold in several states may contain plastic