Misbranding leads to sausage recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – Sonoma, Calif.-based Benedetti Farms, Inc. launched a recall of 11,670 lbs. of chicken and turkey sausage products due to misbranding, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture reported.

FSIS in-plant personnel discovered the problem during routine label verification activities. The sausages were wrapped in hog and sheep casings that were not listed on the product labels. Although rare, hog and sheep casings can cause allergic reactions in individuals known to be allergic to pork or sheep proteins, FSIS noted.

The chicken and turkey sausages were produced on various dates from Dec. 14, 2014, through June 4, 2015. FSIS said the affected products bear the establishment number “P-18216” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The sausages were shipped to wholesale and institutional locations in California.

The affected products include:

• 10-lb.case containing 5-lb. clipped bag packages of 1-oz. pieces of “Sierra Sausage Co. Chicken Apple Sausage.”
• 10-lb.case containing 5-lb. clipped bag packages of 2-oz. pieces of “Sierra Sausage Co. Chicken Apple Sausage.”
• 10-lb.case containing 2.5-lb. clipped bag packages of 3-oz. pieces of “Sierra Sausage Co. Chicken and Basil Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Chorizo Sausage.”
• 10-lb.case containing 2.5-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Apple Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Apple Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of 4-oz. pieces of “Willie Bird Turkey Apple Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of 1-oz. pieces of “Willie Bird Chicken Apple Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey ‘Hot’ Italian Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Cajun Style Sausage.”
• 10-lb.case containing 2.5-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Basil Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Breakfast Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Italian Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Basil Sausage with Sundried Tomato.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Jalapeno and Garlic Sausage.”
• 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Habanero and Garlic Sausage.”
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