Distributor in Kansas recalls precooked sausage due to possible metal

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - A food distributor voluntarily recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal.

The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall includes more than 8,000 cases of 16.6 ounce packages of "Eckrich Smok-y Cheddar Breakfast sausage, Naturally Hardwood Smoked." The labels have the case or UPC code and a "27815 17984" with a use-by date of Aug. 17. The products also have the number "EST. 3JC" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were distributed in Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, but were not sold in retail stores. They were sold to food service companies.

The fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage were produced and packaged from April 26 to April 28.

No injuries from consuming the meat have been reported.

News release from company

JUNCTION CITY, Kansas (May 24, 2017)—Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC has announced a class II voluntary recall of a limited quantity of foodservice Eckrich® Cheddar Smok-y smoked sausage products. Armour-Eckrich initiated this recall following a single customer report of a trace amount of small metal pieces within the product. There have been no reports of injury or illness.

The affected product is outlined below:

Item Description: Food Service Eckrich Chedder Smok-y
Case SKU: 27815 17984
Use By: 08/17/17
Lot Code: 1008081717

Armour-Eckrich is confident that this is an isolated incident and does not impact any other foodservice items. No retail products are affected. Armour-Eckrich is asking that foodservice customers who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund or product replacement.

We realize our customers put their trust in Armour-Eckrich. We understand that the safety and quality of our foods is fundamental to our success as a company. That’s why we are continuing to actively take steps to reduce the potential for similar risks in the future.
End of news release