North Carolina Company Announces Recall of Frozen Sausage

By Web Staff

WASHINGTON—Federal officials say a North Carolina-based food processor is recalling more than 800 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage which may be contaminated with metal.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that the sausages from San Giuseppe Salami Co. by Giacomo in Elon were produced on May 19. The department says the products show establishment number “EST.21556” and were shipped to retailers and institutional locations in Greensboro. The varying weights of vacuum-packed, individually sealed packages also carry a sell-by date of Nov. 10, 2019.

The company contacted the USDA service after it received a report that a consumer found a piece of a metal ring in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions resulting from consuming the sausage.

Similar Recall

Earlier this year, more than 11,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage was recalled due to possibly being contaminated with pieces of metal.

The recall from R. J. Zeigler Co., an Alabama-based company, was made due to the finding that the products “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal,” the United States Department of Agriculture stated in an alert.

All of the meat products were produced on Nov. 29, 2018.

There are two categories, both in 24-ounce plastic packages. One package contains approximately nine links of “ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” and the other contains approximately nine links of “EXTRA HOT ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS.”

Both products have a “use by” date of Jan. 24, 2019.

The products have the establishment number “EST. P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were shipped nationwide.

zeigler sausage recalled
11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage products produced by R. L. Zeigler Co. were recalled on Dec. 30, 2018. (USDA)

Consumer complaints received about the products on Dec. 13 and Dec. 27, triggered an investigation which concluded on Dec. 29, and prompted the company to alert the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the service stated.

Anyone with questions was asked to contact Jeff Berry at R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. at (334) 410-9845.

The Associated Press and NTD reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.