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|EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being updated to include additional information including updated poundage, production dates and corrected use by dates.|
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2019 – North Country Smokehouse, a Claremont, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 9,000 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat. Wheat, which is an allergen, is also listed in the product’s list of ingredients.
The ready-to-eat pork banger sausage items were produced from Jan. 28, 2019 through Feb. 25, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
- 12-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing 4 pieces of “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE NATURAL IRISH BRAND BANGER SAUSAGE” and use by dates from 3/30/19 through 4/30/2019, represented on the packaging.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on March 11, 2019 when the firm notified FSIS that they received a consumer complaint.
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. (more…)