Sunset Farm Foods Inc., Recalls Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination - 9/8/22
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2022 – Sunset Farm Foods Inc., a Valdosta, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,480 pounds of chicken and pork smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The fully cooked chicken and pork smoked sausage items were produced on June 30, 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:
- 28-oz. vacuum sealed packages of “Georgia Special Chicken and Pork Smoked Sausage” with a sell by date of 10-28-22.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P 9185” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.
The problem was discovered when the establishment reported to FSIS that it received consumer complaints reporting thin blue plastic embedded inside the pork and chicken sausage product.
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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. 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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Russell Harris, Quality Assurance Manager of Sunset Farm Foods Inc., at 229-242-2952 or by email at R.Harris@sunsetfarmfoods.com. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Tom Carroll, Owner/President of Sunset Farm Foods Inc., at 229-242-2952 or by email at T.Carroll@sunsetfarmfoods.com.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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