A popular sausage brand is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen raw pork patties, sold at Walmart, Kroger and other major supermarket chains, due to concern that they may contain rubber.
The problem was discovered after three consumers complained about the black rubber in the product, according to the US Department of Agriculture. UU The agency said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions as a result of possible contamination.
The recall involves "24-ounce or 1.5-pound Johnsonville Grillers Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Flavor" products packaged in a plastic bag in a cardboard box, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement. Produced and packaged in September and October, the affected items have the number "34225" printed on the box. The products also have "best taste by" dates of July 24, 2019, August 13, 2019 or August 14, 2019.
The USDA urged consumers to check their freezers for recalled products, which they said should be discarded or returned to the store for a refund.
Johnsonville LLC, based in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Said it shipped the recalled product to retail stores in 30 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Walmart published the recall of the product sold in some of the retail stores, as did Kroger.
The incident is not the first of its kind. In May, another Kroger provider, JBS USA, recalled more than 35,000 pounds of raw ground beef Due to possible contamination with hard plastic parts.