Uncle John’s Pride, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
By Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov
Uncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage items were produced on various dates from March 8, 2017 through April 8, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
- 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-28 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE, 9˝” with case code 0-54912-20040-9.
- 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 36-40 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE, 7˝” with case code 0-54912-17020-7.
- 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-30 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE, 9˝” with case code 0-54912-17050-4.
- 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20010-2.
- 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED HOT SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20050-8.
- 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND CHICKEN SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-15020-9.
- 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED HOT SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20030-0.
- 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20020-1.
- 3-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-21010-1.
- 5-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-18020-6.
- 10-lb. bulk boxes of “EMA’S BEEF & CHICKEN BREAKFAST SAUSAGE Bulk, Manufactured By: Uncle John’s Pride, LLC” with case code 0-41085-01536-7.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 9179 or P-9179” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to foodservice and retail locations in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
The problem was discovered when a metal magnet was found in the beef trim source product of the processed sausage products.
This is a “Class 1” recall, which is defined by the USDA as “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.”
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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Rick Bernaldo, Chief Operating Officer, at 813.685.7745.
Ed. Note: This recall does not seem to include products shipped to North Carolina where our readership is focused. Due to the large amount of food under recall, inedible, and that will likely end up discarded, this recall has been shared with our readers. The many animals slaughtered just to go to waste is incredible. US food systems need to do better than this. Food could be less costly, and more people could eat, if food waste like this was avoided. (Disclaimer: As an editor, I cover stories about, and support, local/small/family farms.) KW