Johnsonville recalls more than 95,000 pounds of smoked sausage for possible plastic contamination

(Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Johnsonville, LLC. is recalling more than 95,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products due to the possible contamination of extraneous materials.

The company announced Friday that the recall is for approximately 95,393 pounds of the product because it may be contaminated with hard green plastic. The items were produced and packaged on March 12 and March 13 and were shipped nationally and internationally.

The specific product subject to the recall is the 14 oz. film, vacuum packages containing “Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage” with a “Best By 06/09/2019” date on the back of the package. The products bear the establishment number "EST. 34224" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the problem was discovered when they received a consumer complaint about plastic found in the product.

Anyone with the affected product is urged not to consume it and should instead throw it away or return it to eh place of purchase.

For more information about the recall, click here.