Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin A. Bell
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 – Rochester Meat Company, a Rochester, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 13,330 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 contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), an ingredient which is not declared on the product label.
The raw pork sausage products were produced on various dates from Nov. 14, 2016 through Feb. 3, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 8999” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional locations in Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered on March 2, 2017 by company personnel during routine label reviews. FSIS was notified on that same date.
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 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 with questions about the recall can contact Debbie Green, Customer Service Manager, at (618) 857-4011. Media with questions about the recall can contact Mike Riley, Vice President of Sales, at (618) 857-4062.
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.|