On Saturday, Gallo Meats LLC of Colville, WA, recalled approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection although a mark of inspection was applied to the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Italian sausage, beef and lamb items were produced on various dates between April 20 and July 27, 2016. The products subject to the recall include:
- 12-16 oz. cryovac packages of “HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with a pack date of 04-20-16.
- 12-16 oz. cryovac packages of “GROUND LAMB” with a pack date of 06-07-16.
- 12-16 oz. cryovac packages of “BEEF FLANK STEAK” with a pack date of 07-22-16 or 07-27-16.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 09334” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold to consumers in Washington state. The problem was discovered on Sept. 14 when FSIS inspectors observed product that was marked with the USDA mark of inspection that was not produced during FSIS inspection. There has not yet been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)