Johnsonville Recalls More Than 95,000 Pounds of Sausage

Have you checked your fridge?

Take a long look in your fridge and freezer, because there’s a new recall you need to know about. Last week, Aldi brand Baker’s Corner recalled 70 cases of flour after a sample tested positive for E. coli. Just days later, Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausages are under recall for foreign matter contamination.

The contaminated product was distributed both nationwide and internationally. You can find the complete USDA statement here.

What product is recalled?

More than 95,000 pounds of Johnsonville’s Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausage links were recalled after the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) received a complaint of pieces of hard, green plastic being embedded in the meat. Johnsonville quickly jumped onboard. No other Johnsonville products are included in the recall.

Though there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the contaminant, FSIS still urges buyers not to consume the sausage links under any circumstances.

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How do I know if I have this product?

The Johnsonville Cheddar Jalapeno sausages come in 14-oz. vacuum-sealed packages (like the one shown above). Look for establishment number EST. 34224 just inside the USDA mark of inspection. Also, keep an eye out for a “Best By” date of 06/09/2019. If your Johnsonville sausages bear any of these telltale signs, make sure not to consume them.

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I have this product! What should I do with it?

While not all packages contain extraneous materials, you’ll want to discard the recalled product anyway. Consumption could result in teeth, throat and stomach injury, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Either toss those Johnsonville sausages out or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you have any questions regarding the recall, contact Johnsonville Relations Coordinator Kirsten Bishir at 888-556-2728.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.