Green plastic contaminants lead to sausage recall
Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 18,390 pounds of smoked sausage that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The frozen, ready-to-eat smoked sausage items were produced on March 14, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
• 10-lb. case of “CARL’S PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE WITH A STICK” with lot code 8073, case code PS9319 and sell by date of March 14, 2019.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 4800” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service businesses in Texas.
The problem was discovered after the company received a customer complaint about soft, green plastic material found in the product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.