Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling approximately 38,000 lbs of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced Feb. 21. The recalled products are 1-lb chubs of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” with a use-by date of March 12, 2013 and cases containing chubs of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” with a case code of 78533109741.
The recalled product bears the establishment number “Est. 221-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Jan. 11, 2013, and were distributed in Alabama, 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. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury.