Star Natural Meats, LLC, an Astoria, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,000 pounds of raw, non-intact pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain milk and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. In addition, the products contain restricted ingredients, specifically sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate, which are not declared on the finished product label.
The pork sausage items were produced on various dates from Feb. 23, 2017 to Aug. 3, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
• Individual packages of various weights of “LOUKANIKO GREEK BRAND – MADE IN THE U.S.A.” pork sausage.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 48109” inside the USDA mark of inspection and are not labeled with a lot code or expiration date. These items were shipped to retail locations in Astoria, N.Y.
The problem was discovered on Aug. 3, 2018 by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel while conducting routine label verification tasks. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.