January 10, 2002
Connecticut Establishment Has Recalled Beef And
Stamford, CT. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that DeYulio’s Sausage Co.
approximately 700 pounds of fresh beef and pork sausage products because
they contain undeclared ingredients, including sodium metabisulfite.
Sodium metabisulfite can be a health hazard to people who are sensitive to
sulfites, particularly asthmatics. Some persons who have eaten foods
containing sulfites have reported adverse reactions ranging from mild to
The products subject to recall are one pound packages of "O’NEILL’S BRAND
DANNY’S OWN RECIPE BEEF BANGERS" and "O’NEILL’S BRAND DANNY’S OWN RECIPE
PORK BANGERS." Each package bears the establishment code "EST. 8756" inside
the USDA seal of inspection.
The product was produced between Dec. 19, 2001 and Jan. 8, 2002 and
distributed to retail stores in Connecticut and New York.
"Because of the potential health hazard involved with consuming these
products, consumers who have concerns about sulfites should return the
products to the point of purchase," said Maggie O’K. Glavin, FSIS acting
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS inspection.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Patricia D.
Oxer, office manager, DeYulio’s Sausage Co., at (203) 348-2727.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at l-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from l0 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.