July 9, 1998Love's Country Stores Snack Sausages Recalled for Mislabeling
MARIETTA, OK (SafetyAlerts) - Robertson's Hams is voluntarily
recalling 707 pounds of summer sausage and 637 pounds of beef sticks because one of the
products contains pork that is not listed as an ingredient, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture announced today.
All 2.5-ounce packages (with 2 sticks
each) of the following products are being recalled:
"Est. 2261" appears inside
the USDA inspection seal on the label. No other products are affected by the recall.
While the product names are correct,
the beef-and-pork SUMMER SAUSAGE product has an ingredient statement that doesn't list the
pork included in the product. The all-beef BEEF STICK product has an ingredient statement
Both products were distributed to 89
Love's Country Stores in the following five southwestern states: Arizona, Arkansas, New
Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
"We are alerting the public so
that persons who do not wish to eat products containing pork can know about the
recall," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection
Service. "Consumers who do not wish to eat pork products may return the recalled
product to the place of purchase," Billy said.
USDA learned of the problem after an
Oklahoma state compliance officer discovered a discrepancy between the product name and
ingredient statement on a product label at one of the stores. Further investigation
revealed that the label printer inadvertently transposed ingredient statements on labels.
Consumers with questions about the
recall may 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.
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