Plastic bits in sausage leads to massive recall - FOX Carolina 21

Plastic bits in sausage leads to massive recall

By Melissa Gray, CNN
updated 10:25 PM EST, Thu Feb 21, 2013

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Smithfield Packing Company recalls 38,000 pounds of sausage
  • It may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves
  • There are no reports of injuries
  • The sausage was sold in 11 states and the District of Columbia

(CNN) -- Packaged meat company Smithfield Packing Company is recalling some 38,000 pounds of pork sausage because it may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday.

The sausages were sold in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

The recalled products are 1-pound packages of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a use-by date of March 12, 2013. Cases containing those sausages with a case code of 78533109741 are also being recalled.

They bear the establishment number Est. 221-A inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection.

The company discovered the problem after two consumer complaints, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said. There have been no reports of injuries.

The products were distributed in Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

CNN's Greg Morrison contributed to this report.

Article on CNN.com

CNN © 2013 Cable News Network.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by WorldNow
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.