Washington, D.C.- Check your refrigerator or freezer, Smithfield Packing Company is recalling approximately 38,000 pounds of pork sausage.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the sausage may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves.
The following product is being recalled:
• 1-lb. chubs of "Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll" with a use-by date of Mar. 12, 2013
• 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.
However, so far FSIS and the company haven't received any reports of injury.
Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.
If you have questions about the recall, you should contact Wendy Johnson, Manager of Consumer Affairs, at (877) 933-4625.
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