Ever wonder what’s in your sausage? Sometimes, the truth as to what is in your food will make it inedible.
Perdue Foods is now recalling their chicken sausage after failing an inspection on Saturday by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. There was evidence that bits of plastic may be present in their chicken sausage.
Up to three consumers have openly complained about finding little bits of blue plastic buried inside their breakfast meat.
After an investigation was launched, they determined that the plastic came from some saftey goggles that accidentally fell in to the raw meat ‘material’ before the sausages were stuffed.
The company said that there are not many packages that would included the complimentary sample of plastic goggle bits, but they’ve graciously decided to recall all the sausages from that batch. The items were sold across the north east, mostly in BJ’s Wholesale Club. Over 1,400 packages have been recalled.
The specific items was Perdue’s Harvestland Organic Chicken Sausage. All though no one has been injured from eating goggles, so much for shelling out the extra cash to go organic!
The package code is 64405 and the sell-by or freeze-by date is June 25. More than 1,400 24-ounce packages have been recalled. “We determined the source was plastic from a pair of safety goggles that was inadvertently introduced into the raw material before the sausages were stuffed,” said Andrea Staub, a senior vice president of Perdue Farms, parent company of Perdue Foods. “This would have resulted in a minimal amount of consumer packages potentially containing sausages with the plastic. However, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall all packages of sausages produced in the same product run.” People who bought the chicken were urged to throw the product away or return it to the store where it was purchased. Consumers who have questions about the recall can call Perdue Consumer Relations at 877-727-3447. There are no reports of injuries from eating the sausage, the USDA said. Perdue Foods is based in Gainesville, Georgia.