Pork sausage recall initiated after reports of ‘extraneous materials’ within products

Recall sausage patties Johnsonville 291x210 Pork sausage recall initiated after reports of extraneous materials within productsAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Kenosha Beef International has announced an 89,235 lb. pork sausage recall. The pork sausage recall stems from the discovery of “extraneous materials” within the meat products.

The following frozen meat products are included in the pork sausage recall:

  • 24-oz. cartons of “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR.”
  • 13.5-lb. cases of “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR” containing nine, 24-oz. cartons of the product.

Produced on May 13, 2015, the recalled frozen, pork sausage products bear the establishment number “EST. 425B,” as well as a “BEST FLAVOR BY” date of “12/29/15” on the package’s end flap. The establishment number can be found inside USDA mark of inspection with the generic label. The following states are affected by the pork sausage recall:  Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin.

While no injury reports have been received by Kenosha Beef or FSIS, the company did receive a number of complaints from consumers claiming that small metal fragments were being discovered within the pork sausage products. The source of these extraneous materials is still unknown to both the company and FSIS.

If you own one or more of recalled pork sausage products, Kenosha Beef and FSIS urge you not to eat the products. Consumers may either return them to the place of purchase, or simply throw them away.

For more information on the pork sausage recall, contact Johnsonville’s toll-free Consumer Relations line at 888-556-2728.