The problem was discovered on May 15, nine days before the recall. Eckrich was notified by another establishment that “pieces of metal were embedded in fully cooked sausage product,” according to a recall posted by the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service on May 24.
The fully-cooked pork, turkey, and beef breakfast sausages were not for retail sale. They were only distributed to food service establishments.
The following items are subject to recall:
- NET WT.16.6 oz.
- Case code/UPC number “27815 17984”
- Use By date “08/17/17”
- “EST. 3JC” inside the USDA mark of inspection
- “ECKRICH SMOK-Y CHEDDAR Breakfast Sausage, Naturally Hardwood Smoked”
- Produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017
Eckrich is based in Junction City, Kansas. The recall involves 8,769 cases of sausages that were shipped to food service companies in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. If you are concerned about an illness or injury, contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Source: Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination