Sorry, sausage fans, but I may be about to wreck your breakfast. According to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Smithfield Packing Company in Smithfield, Virginia, is recalling 38,000 pounds of pork sausage (woof, that's a lot ...), because there's a possibility the products may contain small pieces of plastic. Deeelish!
Also, why do I feel like I'm experiencing deja vu ... Oh yes, that might be because Lean Cuisines had to be recalled earlier this month for including shards of glass in the entree. And before that, there were frozen dinners on the market containing "red, hard plastic" pieces. At this point, I think it's safe to assume processed food is potentially dangerous for a plethora of reasons. It's almost enough to make you consider hunting and gathering your own flippin' food. Yeesh!
At any rate, how did this happen? Thankfully, Smithfield has a possible explanation for the issue ...
They say the plastic likely came from "gloves."
Ugh. What? Why? How? But, still, guess it's more info than a lot of food companies offer when they are forced to recall their product ...
As far as the specific products involved in the recall, they include: 1-lb. chubs of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” with a use-by date of March 12, 2013, and cases of “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll” with a case number of 78533109741. Inside the USDA mark of inspection, the recalled products also contain the establishment number “Est. 221-A.” The sausage rolls were "created" (ick?) on January 11, 2013 and have been distributed in Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Apparently, the recall was issued after two consumers reported their discoveries to Smithfield, but the good news is that there have been no injuries (that we know of, of course).
Check out ABC News' details on the recall ...
Are you starting to feel like these recalls are getting out of control or are just par for the course?
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