Company recalls nearly 50,000 lbs of smoked sausage

May 5 (UPI) — A Texas-based meat company is recalling nearly 50,000 lbs of smoked sausage after receiving complaints from a restaurant about plastic found in it.

Eddy Packing Co. recalled the meat on Friday after restaurant complaints “that pieces of white, hard plastic” were found in the sausage upon slicing.

The smoked sausage originally processed on April 5 and packed on April 5-6, was shipped to food service and retail locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The company based in Yoakum, Texas specializes in “marinated, fully cooked, and naturally smoked meat,” according to its website, in “fresh and frozen varieties.”

Though there has been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that some of the products may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase since there is “reasonable probability” that consumption of the product could “cause serious, adverse health consequences or death,” according to the USDA’s recall notification.

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