WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a public health alert that fully cooked summer sausage produced by Trimble, Mo.-based Paradise Locker Meats, might be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic.
The agency said a recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.
The problem was discovered when Paradise Locker Meats officials notified FSIS that they received a customer complaint reporting clear plastic embedded within multiple packages of summer sausage products.
The fully cooked summer sausage products were produced on July 13, 2022. The following products subject to the public health alert include:
- 1-lb. chubs containing “JET HIGH PRAIRIE MEATS SUMMER SAUSAGE” with lot code 220715 represented on the label.
- 1-lb. chubs containing “FANTASMA’S finest SUMMER SAUSAGE” with lot code 220715 represented on the label.
The products bear establishment number “EST. 31865” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Kansas and Missouri and additional locations through online sales.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.