Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage after small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves, were found in the food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the recall is for the one-pound chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll, with a use-by date of March 12, and for cases containing chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll, with a case code of 78533109741.
The sausage products recalled are printed with the establishment number “Est. 221-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The meat was produced on Jan. 11 and distributed in Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints, the USDA said in a statement. No injuries related to the recalled products have been reported, it said.
The company is a subsidiary of Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD).
Consumers with questions about the recall should call 877-933-4625.
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