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Recall: Sausage may contain metal fragments

The products may contain metal fragments. (Source: USDA) The products may contain metal fragments. (Source: USDA)
A routine inspection found a metal magnet in the source material for the sausage. (Source: USDA) A routine inspection found a metal magnet in the source material for the sausage. (Source: USDA)

WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Uncle John’s Pride, LLC. of Tampa, FL, is recalling about 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage products over fears the products may contain more than just sausage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

The products were shipped to retailers and foodservice locations in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

A routine inspection found a metal magnet in the beef trim of the source product, but no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products.

The products affected by the recall contain the establishment number EST. 9179 or P-9179 and were processed between March 8 and April 8. They include:

  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26 to 28 pieces of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage, with case code 0-54912-20040-9.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 36-40 pieces of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-17020-7.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-30 pieces of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-17050-4.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-20010-2.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-20050-8.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-15020-9.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-20030-0.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-20020-1.
  • 3-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-21010-1.
  • 5-lb. boxed packages of Garcia Brand Smoked Sausage with case code 0-54912-18020-6.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Ema’s Beef & Chicken Breakfast Sausage Bulk with case code 0-41085-01536-7.

Those who have the products should not eat them. Instead, the products should be returned to the point of purchase for a full refund.

People with questions about the products can call Rick Bernaldo, Chief Operating Officer, at (813) 685-7745.

For information about food safety, people can ask Karen, the virtual representative of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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