Sausage products recalled due to possible metal contamination

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Around 2,600 pounds of sausage products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with metal.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recall involves ready-to-eat kielbasa sausages produced on February 7 and 8.

The FSIS inspection program discovered the problem on March 18 during a routine review of establishment consumer complaint records.

The FSIS  is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE ORIGINAL OLD FASHIONED POLISH STYLE KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE *NATURAL OLD FASHIONED POLISH STYLE KIELBASA” with “USE BY 04/23/19.”
  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “KILCHURN ESTATE® SMOKED KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”

The recalled items have the establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Anyone who bought these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Daniel Sarapin, quality assurance manager, North Country Smokehouse, at (603) 543-0234 ext. 207.

Jacob Burbrink

Jacob Burbrink

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