USDA Recalls Over 410,000 Pounds Sausage Due to Harmful Contaminant

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June 13, 2018Jun 13, 2018

On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a recall of more than 410,000 pounds of sausage made by J Bar B Foods out of Texas. The item of concern is the ready-to-eat beef brisket smoked sausage.

The reason for the recall is due to mislabeled packaging, according to KDH News. Though the health risk is low, the USDA says that the contaminants could incite an allergic reaction.

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“The products contain a pork casing, which is not declared on the product label, and may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals,” the news release said.

It added, “The problem was discovered on June 12 in response to a customer inquiry that a beef smoked sausage product did not specify pork casing as part of the ingredients statement.”

The items in question are dated between June 21, 2016 to May 29, 2018. The label of the recalled product reads: “H-E-B TEXAS HERITAGE SAUSAGE SMOKED WITH NATURAL HARDWOOD BEEF BRISKET.”

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The USDA issued the recall concerned mainly that the product might be hidden in household freezers. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends that the products be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions should reach out to the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-MPHOTLINE is also a source of information.

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