NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Schmalz’s European Provisions of Springfield, N.J., is recalling approximately 8,424 pounds of chicken and apple sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.
The following product is subject to recall: 12 oz. vacuum packages of “Applegate Organics Chicken and Apple Sausage“with “Use or Freeze By 03/17/13” on each package.
The recalled product bears the number “P-5411” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on January 24, 2013, and were sold in retail stores nationwide and through limited internet sales in New Jersey.
The problem was discovered after the company received three consumer complaints. So far, no injuries have been reported.
Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.
Anyone with questions about the recall should call 800-587-5858.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.