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June 30, 2000

Owens Country Sausage Recalls Italian Sausage

Richardson, TX (SafetyAlerts) - Owens Country Sausage, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 8,500 pounds of Italian sausages that may be contaminated with plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The product being recalled is 16-ounce rolls of "Owens" brand "ITALIAN SAUSAGE." Each package label has a code of 5A3 or 5B3, a "Sell-By" date of "JUN 17 2000," and "Est. 403" appears on the label inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The product was produced on May 3, and was distributed to retail stores in the following states--Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas.

"We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers," said Ron Hicks, FSIS acting administrator. "If they find any of the products listed above, consumers should not eat them, but return them to the point of purchase."

The problem was initially discovered after a consumer called the company to complain about finding plastic in the product.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Karrie Menz, Quality Assurance Manager, Owens Country Sausage, Inc., at (972) 235-7181. Media with questions may contact Vinson Kirchner, President, Owens Country Sausage, Inc., at (972) 235-7181.

Consumers with other 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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 30, 2000.

 
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