On Thursday, a recall was issued after a consumer complaint came in after finding bits of clear, hard plastic inside the product. More than 23 tons of pounds were contaminated with this extraneous materials.
According to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), this recall is classified as a Class II due to the likelihood of adverse health effects. At this time, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse consequences due to consuming these products. If anyone has consumed this product and are concerned about an injury or illness should seek medical attention.
The Food Safety News publication states that that the FSIS routinely handles recall effectiveness tests to confirm that the recalling establishments notify their customers of the recall. Also, FSIS takes the appropriate steps to make sure that the recalled product is no longer on retailer shelves for consumers to purchase.
Late Thursday, Xenia, OH-hased Bob Evans Farms Inc. issued a recalled of more than 23 tons of pounds of raw pork sausage links. Some of these contaminated products are under the brands of Meijer, Giant Eagle, and Schnucks grocery stores. These were produced on August 1. The following are subject to the recall:
12-oz overwrap trays labeled “BOB EVANS MAPLE PORK SAUSAGE LINKS.” Use by date of Oct. 16, 2018, or Oct. 19, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-oz overwrap trays labeled “BOB EVANS BROWN SUGAR & HONEY.” Use by date of Oct. 16, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-oz overwrap trays labeled “FRESH FROM MEIJER MAPLE FLAVORED SAUSAGE LINKS.” Use by date of Sept. 06, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-oz overwrap trays labeled “GIANT EAGLE MAPLE PORK BREAKFAST SAUSAGE LINKS CARAMEL COLOR ADDED.” Use by date of Sept. 10, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.
12-oz overwrap trays labeled “SCHNUCKS MAPLE RECIPE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE.” These products contain a Lot Code of 8213.
These products have the establishment number "EST 6785." They were shipped to retailers in the United States: Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The FSIS is concerned that these products may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. If consumers have purchased these products, they are asked not to consume them, instead, discard them in the trash, or return them to the place of purchase.