July 4, 2001Pennsylvania Firm Recalls 5,000
Pounds of Sausage Products
PA (SafetyAlerts) - Ken Weaver
Meats, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,000 pounds of sausage products that
may be contaminated with drug residues, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food
Safety and Inspection Service has announced.
The products being recalled are:
- Whole-ring and half-ring packages of WEAVERS
OF WELLSVILLE RING BOLOGNA.
- WEAVERS OF WELLSVILLE HOT SMOKED SAUSAGE.
- WEAVERS OF WELLSVILLE BUTCHER BOLOGNA.
- WEAVERS OF WELLSVILLE SUMMER SAUSAGE (TURKEY
Each product is sold in a
vacuum-sealed package bearing the establishment number "EST. 9538" inside the
USDA seal of inspection. The products are also cut to order at deli counters.
FSIS residue sampling detected
penicillin, an antibiotic, and sulfadimethoxine, an antimicrobial, in ingredients used to
produce the bologna.
The products were produced between
May 8 and June 10 and distributed to wholesale and retail establishments in Adams,
Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York counties in Pennsylvania.
"We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers," said Margaret
OK. Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. "If they find the recalled products or
have purchased the products at local delis, consumers should not eat them, but return them
to the point of purchase."
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions associated with consumption
of this product. Anyone with a medical concern should contact a physician.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Craig Weaver, company
secretary, at (717) 432-4146.
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.
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