Federal health officials have discovered another recall that has required a company to pull 10 tons of sausage from retailers' shelves. The issue is that several ingredients were not declared on the product labels.
20,000 pounds of sausage has been made with milk and soy which were not printed on the label. By federal law, soy, milk, and other known allergens are required to be printed on the product, according to "Food Safety News."
The recalled sausage also contains other restricted ingredients that were not available on the product labels.
At this time, there have been no known illnesses or hospitalizations from consuming the recalled pork sausage.
The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that the problem was discovered on August 3 by an FSIS Inspection Program Personnel during routine label verification procedures.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. 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,” according to the recall notice.
According to FSIS, Star Natural Meats LLC is recalling 20,000 pounds of its frozen Greek sausage. The establishment is located in Astoria, New York, and all the pork sausage was delivered to retailers in Astoria.
The establishment number is "EST. 48109," which is printed near the USDA inspection mark on the product labels.
The product does not have an expiration date or lot numbers. It does have the label, "Ready to Cook" on the packaging. The production dates range from February 23, 2017, to August 3, 2018. The labels say “LOUKANIKO GREEK BRAND – MADE IN THE U.S.A.”
Health officials are strongly urging all consumers to check their refrigerators or freezers.
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