38,000 pounds of Virginia sausage recalled

Posted at 11:28 AM, Feb 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-22 11:51:38-05

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WTVR)–Smithfield Packing Co., located in eastern Virginia, is recalling approximately 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves.

The United States Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that the Virginia company recalled certain containers of the product called “Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll.”

The case code is 78533109741, and bears the establishment number “Est. 221-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The sausage was produced on Jan. 11 and distributed in Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints. There have been no reports of injury.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call Wendy Johnson, Manager of Consumer Affairs, at 877-933-4625.