Over a Ton of Perdue Sausages Recalled
Over the weekend, Perdue Foods LLC issued a recall for over 2,000 pounds of its Harvestland Chicken sausage. After multiple complaints about blue plastic pieces in the product, Perdue, along with the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), issued this voluntary recall. According to the company, only one product is affected – Perdue Harvestland Organic Italian Chicken Sausage.
According to company spokesman and Vice President, Jeff Shaw, the plastic material comes from a pair of safety goggles that accidentally got into the raw material. In the company’s official statement, he explains that:
“This would have resulted in a minimal amount of consumer packages potentially containing sausages with the plastic. However, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all packages of sausages produced in the same product run.”
Are Your Sausages Included?
Overall, Perdue Farms recalled more than 1,400 24-ounce packages of sausage. Furthermore, according to CNN, these products were all sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores in the northeastern U.S.
If you are concerned about your sausage products, here are the details about all the recalled items:
|Product Name||Perdue Harvestland Italian Style Organic Chicken Sausage|
|Package Size||24 ounce, 8 links|
|Sell or Freeze by Date||6/25/17|
|Establishment Number (Inside USDA mark of inspection)||P-2617|
According to the FSIS consumers with this product should not consume it. Though no injuries have been reported, Perdue and FSIS are being extra-cautious. Instead, they ask that consumers throw out the package or return it to the store. In addition, any consumer with questions or concerns can call Perdue directly at 1-877-727-3447. There is also additional information available at the FSIS website, here.