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July 4, 2001

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls 5,000 Pounds of Sausage Products

Wellsville, 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 Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced.

The products being recalled are:

    • Whole-ring and half-ring packages of WEAVER’S OF WELLSVILLE RING BOLOGNA.

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 O’K. 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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers July 4, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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