PhotoA Texas-based packing company is recalling nearly 50,000 pounds of smoked sausages because the products may be contaminated with foreign matter that could be harmful to consumers if ingested. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Eddy Packing Co., Inc. is recalling the sausage products because they may contain pieces of hard plastic. The items were processed on April 5, 2018 and have packing dates of April 5-6, 2018. The list of products include:

  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1642 and lot code 8095.
  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 6/30/2018, case code PU1663 and lot code 8096.
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT ORIGINAL SMOKED FRESH POLISH SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 6/10/2018, case code PU1656 and lot code 8096.
  • 40-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “LOWE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 6/29/2018, case code PU1644 and lot code 8095.
  • 10-lb. cases containing “Eddy SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1658 and lot code 8096.
  • 30-lb. cases containing “CARL’S PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1660 and lot code 8096.
  • 10-lb. cases containing “Eddy SOUTHERN STYLE PORK AND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1659 and lot code 8096.
  • 20-lb cases with four 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY CHEESE/JALAPENO PORK AND BEEF SAUSAGE RING” with sell-by date 4/6/2019, case code PU1655 and lot code 8096.

The recalled products all bear an establishment number of "EST. 4800" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

No adverse events reported

The recall was initiated after the company received complaints from restaurants that pieces of hard, white plastic were found in the sausages when they were being sliced. The products were shipped to retailers in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries or adverse reactions, and FSIS has received no indication of injury or illness related to the recall. The agency has expressed concern that affected products may be stored in freezers; it is urging consumers to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.


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