Company Recalls Chicken Sausage Sold at Trader Joe's

Kayem Foods is recalling 30 tons of the fully-cooked sausage after reports of plastic found inside it. Photo credit: USDA

A Massachusetts company is recalling nearly 30 tons of chicken sausage — including a brand sold at Trader Joe's — over concerns it could contain pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

Kayem Foods recalled the following brands of sausages, which the USDA said were shipped nationwide:

  • 12-oz. packages of Trader Joe’s brand “Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage” with the case code 9605 and use by/freeze by dates of “4 22 15,” “4 25 15,” and “4 29 15.”
  • 8-oz. packages of al fresco brand “Apple Maple Fully Cooked Breakfast Chicken Sausage” with the case code 9709 and use by/freeze by dates of “JUN 13 2015” and “JUN 20 2015.”

The company based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, recalled the sausages after two consumers complained they found small pieces of plastic in the product.

There were no reports of injuries related to eating the recalled sausage, the USDA said. The USDA categorized the recall as a Class II, meaning there is a "remote possibility of adverse health consequences" from eating it.

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