Over 95,000 pounds of Johnsonville sausages recalled because of possible contamination
Johnsonville Sausage is recalling 95,393 pounds of ready-to-eat sausages that may be contaminated with hard green plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.
The recall is for 14-ounce packages of Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage with a best by date of June 9, 2019.
These products are printed with the establishment number "EST. 34224" inside the USDA inspection mark.
This is the second recall issued by Johnsonville for this product in about a year. Last March, the company recalled 110,000 pounds of the sausage for the same reason. It was made at the same plant.
The latest issue was discovered when a consumer complained to Johnsonville about the contamination.
While there have been no "confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products," there is "a reasonable probability that the use of this product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
The sausages were produced and packaged on March 12 and 13 and were shipped nationwide and internationally.
Customers are urged to not consume the products and either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
Anyone concerned with an injury or illness related to these products should contact a health care provider, the Agriculture Department said.
The Johnsonville public relations manager did not respond immediately to an interview request via email Friday night.