Sausage products recalled to due to possible contamination

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WILX North Country Smokehouse has recalled thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products due to the meat possibly being contaminated with metal pieces.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall March 23. The problem was discovered March 18 through an FSIS inspection. The sausage products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

According to a release on the USDA website, the contaminated sausage items were produced on Feb. 7 and 8, and display the below label information:

-1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE ORIGINAL OLD FASHIONED POLISH STYLE KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”

-12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE *NATURAL OLD FASHIONED POLISH STYLE KIELBASA” with “USE BY 04/23/19.”

-1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “KILCHURN ESTATE® SMOKED KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”

The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to a release.

If you have questions about this recall, you can contact North Country Smokehouse at 603-543-0234 ext. 207. For more information, visit the USDA website.