200+ Tons of Sausage Has Been Recalled. Check Your Fridge.

Before you start grilling tonight, be sure to check that package of sausage.

It’s the height of summer—that means we’ve got grilling on the brain. But before you fire up the grill this weekend, you’ll want to double check what kind of sausage you plan to toss on the barbie. More than 200 tons of H-E-B brand sausage has been recalled.

This sausage recall applies to H-E-B’s Texas Heritage smoked beef brisket sausage, and it was issued because the product contains a pork casing that is not listed on the label. Some folks may be allergic to this ingredient, so it’s advised that they dispose of the sausages to prevent any sort of negative reaction.

According to the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the problem was first discovered on June 12, 2018. A customer contacted the FSIS because no casing was listed as part of the product’s ingredients.

“There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products,” the FSIS website explains. “Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.”

The sausage from H-E-B was produced between June 21, 2016 and May 29, 2018, so be sure to check your fridge and freezer for any affected product. You can find a complete list of recalled lots and products right here. If you have any recalled sausage, FSIS advises that you dispose of it or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with further questions about this sausage recall can contact the president of J Bar B Foods, the parent company of H-E-B, at 860-787-7511.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.