Another recall that might impact your family has been issued. Eddy Packing Company of Yoakum, TX is recalling almost 50,000 pounds of smoked sausage products. The recall was issued because the sausage might be contaminated with foreign matter.
Why is it Recalled?
The problem was discovered after Eddy Packaging received complaints from a restaurant that pieces of white, hard plastic were found embedded in the sausage during slicing.
What is Recalled?
The smoked sausage that is being recalled were originally processed on April 5, 2018, with packing dates of April 5-6, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
- 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1642 and lot code 8095.
- 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 6/30/2018, case code PU1663 and lot code 8096.
- 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT ORIGINAL SMOKED FRESH POLISH SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 6/10/2018, case code PU1656 and lot code 8096.
- 40-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “LOWE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1644 and lot code 8095.
- 10-lb. cases containing “Eddy SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1658 and lot code 8096.
- 30-lb. cases containing “CARL’S PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1660 and lot code 8096.
- 10-lb. cases containing “Eddy SOUTHERN STYLE PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1659 and lot code 8096.
- 20-lb cases with four 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY CHEESE/JALAPENO PORK AND BEEF SAUSAGE RING” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1655 and lot code 8096.
The products should specifically have an establishment number “EST. 4800” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Where was the Smoked Sausage Sold?
These items were shipped to food service and retail locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
What to do?
The agency is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. 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.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions because of consumption of these products. The agency has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
The agency 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 list(s) will be posted at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall may contact Francisco Montejano, Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Eddy Packing Company at (361) 293-2361, Ext. 771.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the agency’s virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.