Ready-To-Eat Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage recalled due to possible contamination

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WASHINGTON, DC (ABC4 News) – Johnsonville, LLC. is recalling approximately 95,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products they say could be contaminated with a hard green plastic. 

The problem was discovered when the company notified FSIS that they received a consumer complaint regarding green hard plastic in the product. The jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage items were produced and packaged on March 12 and 13, 2019.

The following products are the subject of the recall:

  • 14-oz. film, vacuum packages containing “Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage” with a “Best By 06/09/2019” date on the back of the package.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide and internationally.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Kirsten Bishir, Johnsonville, LLC. Consumer Relations Coordinator, at KBishir@johnsonville.com and by phone or text at 1-888-556-2728. 

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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