Armour Eckrich Meats recalls ready-to-eat sausage products in US


Kansas-based Armour Eckrich Meats has recalled 90,978lb of ready-to-eat sausage products as they may be contaminated with pieces of metal, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The issue was identified on 15 May when Armour Eckrich Meats was informed by another FSIS-regulated establishment that pieces of metal were found in the fully cooked sausage products.

"The products that have been recalled bear establishment number ‘EST. 3JC’ inside the USDA mark of inspection."

Armour Eckrich Meats noted that its cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from 26 April to 28 April this year, and were shipped to various distribution centres in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

The products that have been recalled bear establishment number ‘EST. 3JC’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The company further added that it has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, and urged customers not to consume them and either throw away or return the products to the place of purchase.

FSIS continuously conducts routine checks to verify that firms notify their customers of the recall and steps are taken to ensure the product is no longer available for purchase.