Listeria contamination prompts sausage recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Hot Springs Packing Co. Inc. recalled 6,120 lbs. of chicken polish sausage and chicken breakfast link products on concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The Hot Springs, Ark.-based company discovered the problem through samples collected by the company. FSIS said the affected product was shipped before receiving the final results. There have been no reports of illness made to FSIS or Hot Springs Packing, the agency said.

The recalled products include:

• 30-lb. packages of "DOUBLE D INTERNATIONAL FOOD CO. INC., 4/1 CHICKEN POLISH SAUSAGE, REDUCED SODIUM" with lot code numbers of "05013A" or "05013B" stamped on the box.
• 30-lb. packages of "DOUBLE D INTERNATIONAL FOOD CO. INC., 16/1 CHICKEN BREAKFAST LINK, REDUCED SODIUM" with a lot code number of "05013B" stamped on the box.

The products bear the establishment number "P-10695" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Feb. 19 and distributed to an institution in Jackson, Mich., FSIS reported.

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