Plastic doesn’t make the long list of ingredients that can go into sausage, which is why the latest not-food-in-your-food recall involved 46,734 pounds of link sausage Thursday.
“The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pork sausage products,” states the USDA-written recall notice, which also says the unauthorized additives were “pieces of clear hard plastic.”
All four brands -- the house brands for the Meijer, Giant Eagle and Schnucks supermarket chains and two varieties of Bob Evans -- were made on Aug. 1 by Bob Evans. They went to stores in North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The products recalled are:
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▪ Bob Evans Maple Pork Sausage Links, 12-ounce packs, use by Oct. 16 or Oct. 19, lot No. 8213.
▪ Bob Evans Brown Sugar & Honey Sausage Links, 12-ounce packs, use by Oct. 16, lot No. 8213.
▪ Fresh From Meijer Maple Flavored Sausage Links, 12-ounce packs, use by Sept. 6, lot No. 8213.
▪ Giant Eagle Maple Pork Sausage Links Caramel Color Added, 12-ounce packs, use by Sept. 10, lot No. 8213.
▪ Schnucks Maple Recipe Breakfast Sausage, 12-ounce packs, lot No. 8213.
Customers are asked to throw the sausage out or return them to the store for a refund. Those with questions can call Bob Evans Farms at 1-800-939-2338.