XENIA, Ohio — Bob Evans Farms is recalling approximately 7,560 pounds of Italian pork sausage because it may be contaminated with thin blue rubber.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Friday after Bob Evans notified FSIS it had received consumer complaints about the rubber.
The sausage in question was shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The products subject to recall bear an establishment number “EST. 6785” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The raw, Italian pork sausage items were produced on Sept. 8, 2022. The 1-pound chubs in question show a lot code of XEN3663466 and a “USE/FRZ BY” date of 11/26/22, with a time stamp between 14:43 and 15:25.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions in people who ate the sausage.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Geo Money, Director of Communications, Bob Evans Foods, Inc. at 440-463-3264 or George.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.