FSIS Recall Release 029-2019 Possible Product Contamination
Washington, D.C., March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
| CLASS I RECALL
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
| Congressional and Public Affairs
Autumn Canaday (202) 720-9113
MONOGRAM MEAT SNACKS, LLC RECALLS PORK SAUSAGE PRODUCTS
DUE TO POSSIBLE PRODUCT CONTAMINATION
| WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 – Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC, a Martinsville, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 191,928 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage products that may be adulterated due to possible product contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. This recall is being initiated due to product tampering, following the production process.
The ready-to-eat pork sausages are heat-treated and shelf-stable. The items were produced and packaged for Conagra Brand / Duke’s Meats Corp. on various dates between Jan. 16 and March 7, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 795” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on March 11, 2019 when the establishment confirmed that the product was distributed into U.S. commerce.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Gary Brooks, vice president of food safety quality assurance for Monogram Foods, at (855) 556-1351. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Alex DeWitt, communications coordinator for Monogram Foods, at (901) 681-9873.
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: www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
| NOTE: Access news releases and other information at FSIS’ website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
|USDA RECALL CLASSIFICATIONS|
|Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|
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