News Release

New York Style Sausage Co. Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding

Class II Recall 005-2016
Health Risk: Low Jan 8, 2016
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca 
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Editor’s note: This recall was updated on Jan. 14, 2016 to correct packaging details.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2016 – New York Style Sausage Co., a Sunnyvale, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,040 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products are encased in sheep casings, which are not declared on the product label and may elicit allergic reactions in those allergic to sheep proteins.

The pork sausage item was produced on various dates between July 1, 2015 and Jan.7, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 5-lb. and 10-lb. bulk boxes containing packages of “Golden Gate Meat Company Ernesto’s Pork Sausage.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 9027” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was produced for a single distributor in California for institutional use.

The problem was discovered when a customer observed pork sausage labels that did not declare sheep casings on the finished product label. The establishment then notified FSIS.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers or members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Pasquale Bitonti, New York Style Sausage Co. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, at (408) 745-7675.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

Product Label

Label, Recalled Product

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified May 25, 2016