US-based producer of sausages and smoked meats J Bar B Foods has recalled 410,985lb of beef brisket smoked sausage products due to the inclusion of an adulterated and misbranded ingredient.

J Bar B Foods has recalled the products as they contain a pork casing, which is not declared on the items’ label.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has warned that the casing may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

"The recall has been categorised as Class II, which indicates that there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences resulting from the consumption of these products."

The problem was initially identified on 12 June following a customer inquiry, which highlighted that the 12oz vacuum-packed packages of H-E-B Texas Heritage Sausage Smoked With Natural Hardwood Beef Brisket did not specify pork casing as part of the statement of ingredients.

Products that are subject to recall bear the establishment number ‘EST. 7066’ within the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging.

J Bar B Foods originally produced the ready-to-eat (RTE) beef brisket smoked sausage products on various dates between 21 June 2016 and 29 May this year.

The products were subsequently shipped to retail locations across Texas.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products to date.

However, FSIS is concerned that some of the products may be frozen and currently in consumers’ freezers, and has urged customers not to consume them.

Customers who have purchased the recalled sausages have been advised to either dispose of the products or return them to their place of purchase.

The agency also recommended that customers concerned about an injury or illness contact a healthcare provider.

The recall has been categorised as Class II, which indicates that there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences resulting from the consumption of these products.