WASHINGTON (USDA) — Pinnacle Foods Group LLC a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 90,975 pounds of bourbon barbecue sausage products because they may have been underprocessed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall include:
- 5-oz. cans of “Armour Vienna Sausage Bourbon BBQ Flavored” (24 per case).
Each can bears the establishment number "P-4247" inside the USDA mark of inspection, a UPC Code of “54100 93824” and a Use By date of Sept. 7, 2015. The products subject to recall were produced on Sept. 7, 2012, and sold to retail establishments nationwide. The retail distribution list is available on FSIS' website.
The problem was discovered by the company. The company believes the problem occurred as a result of processing time miscalculations that caused the product to be undercooked during the production process. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Media with questions about the recall should contact the company at (973) 541-8620. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company at 1 (888) 299-7646 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.