July 24, 2002
Ohio Firm Has Recalled Sausage
Bucyros, OH (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Carle’s Bratwurst, Inc. has recalled approximately
190 pounds of fresh and frozen sausage that may be contaminated with egg, a
Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of
possible allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The products being recalled are various size packages of "Carle’s Bratwurst
SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE" and "Carle’s Bratwurst HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE." Each
package label has "EST.18355" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The products were produced from July 1, 2001 to July 24, 2002, and were
distributed to one retail store in Ohio, and to Internet customers in
California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
"We want consumers who are allergic to eggs to be aware of the recall," said
William J. Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "People with sensitivities to
eggs may wish to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS sampling.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Carla Koepke,
plant manager, Carle’s Bratwurst, Inc., at (419) 562-7741.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline 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.