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Mislabled chicken sausage recalled

More than 20,000 pounds of chicken sausage products shipped to retail outlets nationwide are being recalled due to misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recalled items are 12-ounce vacuum-packed packages containing “al fresco SWEET APPLE CHICKEN SAUSAGE” with the identifying code “308 BW12 USE/FRZ BY FEB 7, 2016.” The products, made by Massechusetts-based Kayem Foods Inc., bear incorrect nutritional labeling information and are encased in pork casings, which are not declared on the label and may cause allergic reactions in those allergic to pork proteins.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7839” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that the product listed nutritional information for a different product, “al fresco Apple Maple Breakfast” sausages.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Brenda Navaroli, Customer Service Manager, at 1-(800) 426-6100. Media with questions about the recall can contact Matt Monkiewicz, CEO/President, at (617) 889-1600 extension 245.

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