Sausage recalled in 11 US states due to possible contamination of plastic

By on Feb 22, 2013 in Food, Health, United States Comments

Approximately 38,000 pounds of sausage products are being recalled due to possible contamination of plastic, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Thursday, February 21, 2013. They were distributed in 11 US states and District of Columbia.

Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll

Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll
Image Credit: FSIS/GwaltneyFoods.com

As noted at FSIS.USDA.gov that day, Smithfield Packing Company, a packaged meat company in Smithfield, Virginia, is recalling the said sausages after the company received two consumer complaints saying that the products may contain small pieces of plastic, which likely came from gloves.

According to the report, the recalled products were produced on Jan. 11, 2013, and the 11 affected US states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. There were no reports of related injuries, but people who think they might be injured after consuming the product are being advised to contact a healthcare provider.

Meanwhile, Smithfield said that the recalled products involve the 1-lb. chubs of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” with a use-by date of Mar. 12, 2013, and cases containing chubs of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” with a case code of 78533109741. They bear the establishment number “Est. 221-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

There were no reports of related injuries, but people who think they might be injured after consuming the product are being advised to contact a healthcare provider. For more information about this latest sausage recall, consumers are being advised to contact Wendy Johnson, Manager of Consumer Affairs, at (877) 933-4625.



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