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Embedded plastic triggers recall of almost 50,000 pounds of smoked sausage

Smoked Sausage (Photo courtesy Eddy Packing Company)

YOAKUM, Texas - The Eddy Packing Company has recalled about 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products that could be contaminated with bits of plastic.

The sausage was sent to retail and food service locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Eddy Packing products can be found at Walmart and Sam's Club, as well as other retail locations.

The problem was discovered when a restaurant found pieces of hard, white plastic while slicing the sausage.

You are urged to throw away any of the products you have on hand, or return them to the retailer where you purchased it.

The sausage has packing dates of April 5 and April 6, 2018 and the establishment number "EST. 4800" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The FSIS reports the products being recalled are:

  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing "Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE" with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1642 and lot code 8095.
  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing "Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE" with sell-by date 6/30/2018, case code PU1663 and lot code 8096.
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing "DICKEY'S BARBEQUE PIT ORIGINAL SMOKED FRESH POLISH SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF" with sell-by date 6/10/2018, case code PU1656 and lot code 8096.
  • 40-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing "LOWE'S ORIGINAL RECIPE NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF" with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1644 and lot code 8095.
  • 10-lb. cases containing "Eddy SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF" with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1658 and lot code 8096.
  • 30-lb. cases containing "CARL'S PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE" with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1660 and lot code 8096.
  • 10-lb. cases containing "Eddy SOUTHERN STYLE PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE" with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1659 and lot code 8096.
  • 20-lb cases with four 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing "DICKEY CHEESE/JALAPENO PORK AND BEEF SAUSAGE RING" with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1655 and lot code 8096."

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Francisco Montejano, Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Eddy Packing Company at 361-293-2361 ext. 771.

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