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News Release

Benedetti Farms, Inc. Recalls Chicken and Turkey Sausage Products Due To Misbranding

Class II Recall 088-2015
Health Risk: Low Jun 6, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Whitney Joy 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2015 – Benedetti Farms, Inc., a Sonoma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,670 pounds of chicken and turkey sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken and turkey sausages were wrapped in hog and sheep casings that were not listed on the labels. Hog and sheep casings may elicit allergic reactions in the rare cases of individuals known to be allergic to pork or sheep proteins.

The chicken and turkey sausage items were produced on various dates from December 14, 2014 through June 4, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 10-lb.case containing 5-lb. clipped bag packages of 1-oz. pieces of “Sierra Sausage Co. Chicken Apple Sausage.”
  • 10-lb.case containing 5-lb. clipped bag packages of 2-oz. pieces of “Sierra Sausage Co. Chicken Apple Sausage.”
  • 10-lb.case containing 2.5-lb. clipped bag packages of 3-oz. pieces of “Sierra Sausage Co. Chicken and Basil Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Chorizo Sausage.”
  • 10-lb.case containing 2.5-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Apple Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Apple Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of 4-oz. pieces of “Willie Bird Turkey Apple Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of 1-oz. pieces of “Willie Bird Chicken Apple Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey ‘Hot’ Italian Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Cajun Style Sausage.”
  • 10-lb.case containing 2.5-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Basil Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Breakfast Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Italian Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Basil Sausage with Sundried Tomato.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Jalapeno and Garlic Sausage.”
  • 20-lb.case containing 4-lb. clipped bag packages of “Willie Bird Turkey Habanero and Garlic Sausage.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-18216” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to wholesale and institutional locations in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine label verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Greg Brodsky, Benedetti Farms, Inc. Manager at (707) 545-3308.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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 Jun 08, 2016