April 29, 2002
Illinois Firm Has Recalled Bratwurst
Momence, IL. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Momence Packing Company has recalled
approximately 7,300 pounds of fresh bratwurst that may be contaminated with
pieces of plastic.
The products subject to recall are 1.24 pound trays of "VILLAGE MARKET
BRATWURST." Each package bears a code "9AEJA" or "9BEJA" as well as the
establishment code "EST. 1647" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The bratwurst was produced on March 5 and distributed to retail stores
"Because of the potential for injury, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said William Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers who
have concerns about the product are urged not to eat it and to return it to
the place of purchase."
Momence Packing Company notified FSIS after receiving a customer complaint.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this
product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Harry Cherkinian, company
spokesperson with Zigman, Joseph, Stephenson at (414) 273-4680. Consumers
with questions may contact Jitendra Shah, quality assurance manager with
Momence Packing Company at (815) 472-6485.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.