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Ready-to-eat sausage products recalled due to possible contamination with metal pieces

Posted at 10:11 AM, Mar 25, 2019

North Country Smokehouse has recalled nearly 3,000 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products due to the meat possibly being contaminated with metal pieces.

The company is recalling a total of 2,686 pounds of sausage products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall March 23. The problem was discovered March 18 through a FSIS inspection. The sausage products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

According to a release on the USDA website, the contaminated sausage items were produced on Feb. 7 and 8, and display the below label information:

  • 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.”
  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “KILCHURN ESTATE® SMOKED KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”

The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to a release.

If you have questions about this recall, you can contact North Country Smokehouse at 603-543-0234 ext. 207. For more information, visit the USDA website here .