Lee Bros. Foodservice of San Jose, CA, is recalling 740 pounds of dried sausage that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
- 16 oz. packages of Lee’s Sandwiches brand Pork Sausages produced on 2/11/13, with an identifying code “042P” printed on the back of the package
- 16 oz. packages of Lee’s Sandwiches brand Pork and Chicken Sausages produced on 2/12/13, with an identifying code of “043PC” printed on the back of the package
Each package bears the establishment number “Est. 11041” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas and online. The problem was discovered by Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) inspectors during a food safety assessment. The inspector was reviewing processing records and found that the water level in the product may have been high enough to allow for the production of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the products. However, because of the time involved in linking an illness to a food source, it is impossible to say if anyone has fallen ill.