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Erwinowa, Bigstock
on May 8, 2017

Perdue Foods recalls ton of chicken sausage

Three consumers complain of blue plastic materials in the product

Perdue Foods is recalling approximately 2,148 pounds of chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The Italian chicken sausage links were produced at a Perdue facility in Gainesville, Georgia, on March 27, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 24-oz. plastic packages containing eight links of fully cooked ready to eat “PERDUE HARVESTLAND Italian Style Organic Chicken Sausage” bearing package code 64405 and a sell or freeze by date of 6/25/17. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a retail distributor in Connecticut and Maryland.

The problem was discovered on May 5, 2017, when FSIS was notified by the firm that they had received three consumer complaints of blue plastic materials in the sausage.

There have been no confirmed reports of injury due to consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should 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.

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