Smithfield Packing Company is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday. The products were distributed in Georgia and several other states.
The plastic likely came from gloves, and no injuries have been reported, officials said. The problem was discovered after the Smithfield, Va., company received two consumer complaints.
The products being recalled are: one-pound chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a use-by date of March 12 and cases containing chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a case code of 78533109741. The products, which bear the establishment number “Est. 221-A” inside the USDA inspection mark, were produced on Jan. 11.
In addition to Georgia, the sausages were distributed in Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Consumers with questions should call 1-877-933-4625.
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