Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
Editor's Note: This release was updated September 22, 2016 to note that the hot Italian sausage products may also contain undeclared allergens, due to potential cross contamination with soy, wheat, fish (anchovies), and milk.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2016 – Gallo Meats LLC., a Colville, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection although a mark of inspection was applied to the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The hot Italian sausage products may also contain undeclared allergens, due to potential cross contamination with soy, wheat, fish (anchovies), and milk.
The Italian sausage, beef and lamb items were produced on various dates between April 20 and July 27, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 09334” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold to consumers in Washington state.
The problem was discovered on Sept. 14, 2016 when FSIS inspectors observed product that was marked with the USDA mark of inspection that was not produced during FSIS inspection.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Kim Gallo, Vice President, Gallo Meats LLC at (509) 684-3448.
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.|