Almost 2,148 pounds of Italian chicken sausage links have been recalled by Perdue Foods LLC, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Perdue Foods is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.
The company issued the recall after they received reports on May 5, 2017, that three people who bought the products had found blue plastic materials in the sausage. The products affected by the recall, produced on March 27, 2017, were shipped to retail distributors in Connecticut and Maryland in 24-ounce packages containing 8 links of fully cooked, ready-to-eat “PERDUE HARVESTLAND Italian Style Organic Chicken Sausage.” These containers were stamped with a “Sell or Freeze By” date of 6/25/17 and the package code “64405;” they bear the establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Consumers who have purchased the potentially contaminated sausage links are advised to dispose of them or to return them to their place of purchase. While there have been no reports of illness or injury arising from their consumption, the USDA / FSIS has classified this as a “High Risk” / Class I Recall, which means that eating the product may cause serious illness or death.