New York Style Sausage Co., a Sunnyvale, CA, establishment, is recalling approximately 4,040 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Jan. 8. The products are encased in sheep casings, which are not declared on the product label and may elicit allergic reactions in those allergic to sheep proteins.

The pork sausage item was produced on various dates between July 1, 2015 and Jan. 7, 2016. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. bulk boxes containing packages of “Golden Gate Meat Company Ernesto’s Pork Sausage.”

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The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 9027” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was produced for a single distributor in California for institutional use.

The problem was discovered when a customer observed pork sausage labels that did not declare sheep casings on the finished product label. The establishment then notified FSIS. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.