WASHINGTON - A chicken sausage product that was sold around the country has been recalled after several people found pieces of plastic inside the sausage.
Schmalz's European Provisions, a Springfield, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,424 pounds of chicken and apple sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.
The following product is subject to recall:
" 12 oz. vacuum packages of "Applegate Organics Chicken and Apple Sausage" with "Use or Freeze By 03/17/13" on each package.
The recalled product bears the establishment number "P-5411" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on January 24, 2013, and were sold in retail stores nationwide and through limited internet sales in New Jersey.
The problem was discovered after the company received three consumer complaints. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider, FSIS said.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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.
For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.