Three consumers have complained about finding hard crystalline material in packages of raw ground chorizo sausage products. The USDA is warning consumers to look for the products, but a recall has not been issued.

“A recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase,” according to a recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

“FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be consumed.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers or both. 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.”

The fresh and frozen raw ground chorizo sausage items were produced on March 8 by Century Oak Packing Co., of Mt. Angel, OR. The following product is subject to the public health alert:

  • 1-lb. packages containing “Lonely Lane Farms Family Farm Since 1939 OREGON RAISED Chorizo Sausage” and product ID 21067-6.

The products bear establishment number “EST. M40256” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold at a farmer’s market and also shipped to retail locations in Oregon.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions can contact Century Oak Packing at 503-845-4180.