The company that makes Johnsonville sausages is recalling more than 95,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat Jalapeno Cheddar smoked sausage products on Friday, as these may be contaminated with hard green plastic, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture.
The sausages affected by the recall were manufactured and packaged on 12 and 13 March. The labels can be viewed here.
Descriptions of affected packaging include:
· 14 oz. Film, vacuum packaging with "Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage" and the date "Best By 06/09/201
· The products affected by the recall have the company number "EST. 34224 "within the USDA mark. The sausages were shipped domestically and abroad.
The problem was discovered when Johnsonville, LLC. The inspection service reported that the sausages received a consumer complaint about hard green plastic.
There are no confirmed reports of previous side effects of sausages. The inspection service called on anyone worried about injuries or illness to contact their doctor.
The inspection service said they were worried that some of the sausage might be in refrigerators or freezers. Anyone who has sausages is told not to eat them and instead to throw them away or give them back.