SMITHFIELD -- Smithfield Packing Company is recalling approximately 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Wednesday.
The following products are subject to recall:
1-lb. chubs of "Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll" with a use-by date of Mar. 12, 2013
Cases containing chubs of "Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll" with a case code of 78533109741
The recalled product bears the establishment number "Est. 221-A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Jan. 11th, 2013, and were distributed in Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Wendy Johnson, Manager of Consumer Affairs, at (877) 933-4625.