Lee Bros. Chinese Sausage Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Washington: Lee Bros. Foodservice recalls some 740 pounds of Chinese Sausage Products due to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin contamination, a known health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/rXQv62877 - LeeBrosChineseSausage

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-074-2013-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports following Sausage Products are subject to this recall:

  • 16 ounce packages of Lee’s Sandwiches brand Pork Sausages produced on 2/11/13 with an identifying code “042P” printed on the back of the package
  • 16 ounce packages of Lee’s Sandwiches brand Pork and Chicken Sausages produced on 2/12/13 with an identifying code of “043PC” printed on the back of the package

Each package bears the establishment number “Est. 11041” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas and online.

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered by its Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) personnel during a food safety assessment. The inspector was reviewing processing records and found that the water level in the product may have been high enough to allow for the production of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-074-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2877
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