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News Release

Winter Sausage Manufacturing Co. Recalls Poultry and Meat Products due to Misbranding

Class II Recall 050-2018
Health Risk: Low Jun 14, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Autumn Canaday
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – Winter Sausage Manufacturing Co, an Eastpointe, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,346 pounds of poultry, pork, and beef products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The poultry products were slaughtered under religious exemption, which is not declared on the product label.

The poultry, pork, and beef items were produced on various dates from March 9, 2018 through June 4, 2018. The following products that are subject to recall can be found here. [View Labels (PDF only)]

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-10158” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail locations and distributors in Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered on June 12, 2018 by FSIS during routine labeling verification.

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.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. 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 that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Ron Eckert, vice president of Winter Sausage Manufacturing Company, at (586) 777-9080, ext. 224.

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 6 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 Sep 28, 2018