WASHINGTON — The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert for ready-to-eat pork sausage link products. FSIS said the sausage links may contain milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label.
The smoked pork Linguica links were produced between Jan. 8 and Feb. 6. The following items are subject to the health alert:
- Plastic vacuum-wrapped packages containing “GOULART’S Smoked LINGUICA LINKS (wine & smoke flavor added).”
- Plastic vacuum-wrapped packages containing “GOULART’S Smoked LINGUICA LINKS HOT (wine & smoke flavor added).”
The products bear the establishment number “EST. 8262” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed to retail locations in California. Because the products are no longer available for purchase, a recall was not issued.
FSIS discovered the problem during routine inspections when the investigators noticed the establishment added nonfat dry milk to an ingredient in the Linguica links. However, the finished product labels did not identify nonfat dry milk as an ingredient nor declare milk as an allergen.
FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption.