May 26, 2015 — A food-service distribution company in Kansas has recalled over 90,000 pounds of ready-to-eat breakfast sausage that may contain bits of metal.
Eckrich Meats, LLC, of Junction City, Kansas, announced the recall on May 24, nine days after the problem was discovered. No injuries have been reported.
Another establishment notified Eckrich that “pieces of metal were embedded in fully cooked sausage product,”according to a recall notice from the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).
The recalled breakfast sausage was distributed in Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma by food-service companies. The products were not sold for individual retail sale.
The product is “ECKRICH SMOK-Y CHEDDAR Breakfast Sausage, Naturally Hardwood Smoked,” a fully-cooked pork, turkey, and beef breakfast sausage. The following products were recalled:
- NET WT.16.6 oz.
- 8,769 cases of product
- Case code/UPC number “27815 17984”
- Use By date “08/17/17”
- “EST. 3JC” inside the USDA mark of inspection
- Produced / Packaged from April 26-April 28, 2017
Consumers who bought the recalled sausages are urged not to consume them, throw them away, and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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