Pork Products Recalled For Misbranding

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 – Atlas Meat Company, a Fort Collins, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label.

The ground pork sausage items were produced on various dates from Oct. 12, 2016 through Jan. 23, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 0.80 to 1.5-lb. vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Breakfast Ssg.”
  • 0.80 to 1.5-lb. vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Italian ssg.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40306” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold directly to consumers at the firm’s Fort Collins, Colo. location and shipped to retail locations in Colorado and Wyoming.

The problem was discovered on Jan. 23, 2017, by FSIS inspection personnel during routine verification activities.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Juan Meza, Plant Manager, Atlas Meat Company, at (970) 224-9210.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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