North Country Smokehouse of Claremont, N.H., is recalling about 2,686 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The ready-to-eat kielbasa sausage items were produced on February 7 and 8, 2019. The products subject to recall are: 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “North Country Smokehouse Original Old Fashioned Polish Style Kielbasa” with “use by 05/09/19”; 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “North Country Smokehouse *Natural Old Fashioned Polish Style Kielbasa” with “use by 04/23/19”; and 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Kilchurn Estate Smoked Kielbasa” with “use by 05/09/19.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Two Brothers Pork Skins of Kannapolis, N.C., is recalling an undetermined amount of pork skin products because the products were produced without meeting the federal requirements to develop and implement a hazard analysis and system of preventive controls to improve the safety of the products, known as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points; the omission of safe handling instructions on the package; and due to misbranding, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The pork skins items were produced on various unknown dates. The products subject to recall are: 16-oz. (1-lb.) plastic (semi-translucent) containers of “Two Brothers Dos Hermanos Cueritos Pork Skin In Brine” on the label; 1-lbs. (16-oz.) clear, vacuum sealed packages containing “Two Brothers Dos Hermanos Chicharron Prensado Fried Pork Skins” on the label; and 15-lbs. (240-oz.) clear, vacuum sealed packages containing “Two Brothers Dos Hermanos Chicharron Prensado Fried Pork Skins” on the label.
The Prensado products contained tomato puree, chorizo powder, vinegar, orange juice, garlic, black pepper, onion and spices, which were not declared on the product labels.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EAST. 40259” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor and retail locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Although there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.