More than 40,000 Pounds of Johnsonville Sausage Have Been Recalled Across Multiple States — Here’s What You Need to Know

published Jun 20, 2023
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Before you sit down to enjoy your first meal of the day, you may want to reconsider your choice of breakfast meat if pork sausage is regularly on the menu. On June 15, 2023, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a recall for the Johnsonville Beddar with Cheddar Ready-to-Eat Pork Sausage Links due to possible foreign matter contamination.

The problem was discovered after one consumer complained of thin strands of black plastic fiber being found in the ready-to-eat product. The exact product in question is the 14-ounce vacuum-sealed package of Johnsonvillle Beddar with Cheddar Smoked Sausage links made with 100 percent premium pork; they feature a Best By 07/11/2023 C35 code date printed on the back. The products subject to the recall carry the establishment number “EST.34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The pork products were produced on Jan 26, 2023, and shipped to retail locations in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Although there have been no confirmed reports of injury or adverse reactions due to consumption of the sausage, FSIS fears that consumers may have a stock of the product stored in freezers for future consumption. They are urging all purchasers to throw away or return products to the place of purchase, and to contact a healthcare provider if they have any concerns for illness.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Amanda Fritsch, consumer relations coordinator, Johnsonville, LLC, at 888-556-2728 or Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.

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