By Howard Koplowitz | email@example.com
The company that produces Johnsonville sausages is recalling more than 95,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products because they may be contaminated with hard green plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.
The sausages affected by the recall were made and packaged on March 12 and 13. Labels can be viewed here.
Descriptions of the affected packages include:
· 14-oz. film, vacuum packages containing “Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage” with a “Best By 06/09/2019” date on the back of the package.
· The products subject to the recall have the establishment number “EST. 34224” inside the USDA inspection mark. The sausages were shipped nationwide and internationally.
The problem was discovered when Johnsonville, LLC., told the inspection service that it received a consumer complaint of hard green plastic in the sausages.
While there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from the sausages so far, the inspection service urged anyone worried about injury or illness to call their healthcare provider.
The inspection service said it was concerned that some of the sausage may be in refrigerators or freezers. Anyone with the sausages was urged not to eat them and instead throw them away or return them.