WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2022 – Bob Evans Farms Foods, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio facility, is recalling approximately 7,560 pounds of Italian pork sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically fine blue rubber, a announced the US Department of Agriculture. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Raw Italian Pork Sausages were produced on September 8, 2022. The following products are being recalled [view labels]:
- 1 pound. chubs containing “Bob Evans Italian Sausage” with lot code XEN3663466 and a “USE/FRZ BY” date of 11/26/22, with a timestamp between 2:43 PM and 3:25 PM.
The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 6785″ inside USDA inspection mark. These items have been shipped to retail outlets nationwide.
The issue was discovered after the company informed FSIS that it had received consumer complaints of thin pieces of blue rubber in the product.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about injury or illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS regularly conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that recalling companies are notifying their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall may contact Geo Money, Director of Communications, Bob Evans Foods, Inc. at 440-463-3264 or [email protected]
Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety posts on Ask USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis. usda.gov/eCCF/.