Pork sausage products recalled due to possible contamination

WASHINGTON, DC – Kenosha Beef International is recalling nearly 90,000 pounds of pork sausage patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials.

The recall, announced in a news release by the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, includes frozen, pork sausage patties were produced on May 13, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

• 24-oz. cartons of “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR.”

• 13.5-lb. cases of “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR” containing nine, 24-oz. cartons of the product.

The USDA said the products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 425B” and a “BEST FLAVOR BY” date of “12/29/15” on the end flap of the package.

Cases of the recalled product bear the establishment number “EST. 425B” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the generic label.

The agency says the items were shipped to retail locations in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered after the firm began receiving consumer complaints that small pieces of metal were being found in the products. The source of the extraneous material is unknown at this time.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of oral injury, adverse reactions or illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call a toll-free Consumer Relations line at 1-888-556-2728.

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