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Perdue Recalls Turkey Sausage

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a low health risk, second-class recall over the weekend.

It involves about 10,368 pounds of fresh sweet Italian turkey sausage products from Perdue Farms Inc. in Washington, IN.

The turkey sausage was recalled because it contains an undeclared allergen.

The product was prepared using an ingredient blend that contained milk, a known potential allergen, which was not declared on the label, FSIS said.

Recalled are 16-ounce packages of “PERDUE, Sweet Italian, and Lean, Turkey Sausage.” Each package bears a use by date of “USE BY 03/30/10” or before, a UPC Code “72745-10301,” and the establishment number “Est. P-286” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The fresh sweet Italian turkey sausage products were produced between March 3, 2010, and March 15, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments in the 11 states of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Perdue discovered the problem.  The company and FSIS have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Perdue’s Consumer Relations at 1-800-473-7383.

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