22K pounds of chicken sausage recalled after pork surprise

al fresco sweet apple chicken sausage
al fresco sweet apple chicken sausage

A sausage maker in Massachusetts has recalled more than 22,000 pounds of its chicken sausage products from stores nationwide due to incorrect labeling.


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Nutritional labels on the product in question, Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage, failed to declare the product was wrapped in pork casings, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Kayem Foods Inc. recalled 22,182 pounds of their 12-oz. vacuum-packed chicken sausages over the weekend.

The problem was discovered after Kayem Foods received consumer complaints that the product listed nutritional information for a different product, “al fresco Apple Maple Breakfast” sausages.

The chicken sausage items were produced on Nov. 4, 2015. The following product is subject to recall:

12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “al fresco SWEET APPLE CHICKEN SAUSAGE” bearing identification code “308 BW12 USE/FRZ BY FEB 7, 2016.”

The products bear establishment number “EST. P-7839” inside the USDA mark of inspection.