Armour Eckrich recalls sausage due to foreign matter contamination

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Extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces, cause recall of ready-to-eat sausage.
 
WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Armour Eckrich Meats LLC of Junction City, Kansas, is recalling approximately 90,978 lbs. of ready-to-eat sausage products. The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces.

Fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items for foodservice and were produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 8,769 cases of 16.6 oz. vacuumed packages containing “ECKRICH SMOK-Y CHEDDAR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED” on the label, case code/ UPC number “27815 17984,” and a Use By date of “08/17/17.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 3JC” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. In a statement, the company said the product was sold only to foodservice customers. This recall does not impact retail consumers.

Another FSIS-regulated establishment notified Armour Eckrich of metal pieces embedded in the company’s products on May 15, 2017.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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. Individuals looking for more information are asked to call 888-295-8727.

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