FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Fresh Chicken and Ham

Hillshire Brands Company Recalls Smoked Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Object Contamination | Food Safety and Inspection Service – fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2023 – Hillshire Brands Company, a subsidiary in St. Joseph, Missouri, is recalling approximately 15,876 pounds of mixed smoked meat and poultry sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, particularly bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said with ) was announced today.

The ready-to-eat mixed meat and poultry smoked sausage items were manufactured on June 14, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 14 oz. Cryovac package with one strand “HILLSHIRE FARM SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK, TURKEY, BEEF” with batch codes in the form of the company number, line number and production time in hours:minutes:seconds, “EST. 756A 20 19:00:00 to 21:59:59 and EST. 756A 21 19:00:00 to 21:59:59″ and the expiry date “11. Nov. 23” is printed on the front of the packaging.

The products affected by the recall have the company number “EST. 756A” on the front of the packaging. These items were shipped to retail stores in California, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered when the company notified FSIS that it had received consumer complaints about bone fragments in the product. FSIS also received a consumer complaint regarding this issue.

There has been a reported mouth injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has not received any additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products 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 point of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts reviews of the effectiveness of recalls to ensure that recalling companies notify them To inform customers of the recall and that measures will be taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media with questions about the recall can contact Laura Burns, vice president of communications for Tyson Foods, at 479-713-9890 or [email protected]. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact customer service at 1-855-382-3101.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA’s toll-free Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time . Consumers can also search food safety news at Ask USDA or email a question to [email protected]. Consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product can access the online electronic consumer complaint monitoring system 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.