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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 known allergen.
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 products."

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

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