WASHINGTON – During a routine label inspection by US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Aug. 3, Astoria, New York-based Star Natural Meats LLC had to recall approximately 20,000 lbs. of raw, non-intact pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
The products contain milk and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. Also, the products include restricted ingredients, specifically sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate, which are not stated on the finished product label.
The pork sausage subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 48109” inside the USDA mark of inspection and are not labeled with a lot of code or expiration date. These items were shipped to retail locations in Astoria, New York.
The pork sausage items were produced on various dates from Feb. 23, 2017 to Aug. 3, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
• Individual packages of various weights of “LOUKANIKO GREEK BRAND – MADE IN THE U.S.A.” pork sausage.
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.