WASHINGTON — A Xenia, Ohio-based establishment run by Bob Evans Farms Foods Inc. recalled approximately 7,560 lbs of Italian pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue rubber, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The problem was discovered after the firm notified FSIS it had received consumer complaints reporting thin blue pieces of rubber in the product.

The raw, Italian pork sausage items were produced on Sept. 8, 2022. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-lb chubs containing “Bob Evans Italian Sausage” with lot code XEN3663466 and a “USE/FRZ BY” date of 11/26/22, with a time stamp between 14:43 and 15:25.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 6785” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.                    

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.