Klement Sausage Company Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,920 pounds of frozen bratwurst patties because they may contain foreign materials-pieces of a plastic pen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall include:
- 10-lb. cases containing 4-ounce patties of KLEMENT SAUSAGE CO. BRATWURST PATTY.
All products were produced on July 6, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “EST. 2426B” in the USDA mark of inspection and the batch number “21097” on the case label. The products were distributed for foodservice use in Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
FSIS was alerted to the problem by the firm after the company received complaints from distributors who were made aware by food preparation personnel who discovered the foreign matter while preparing to cook the product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an 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 with questions about the recall should contact Jeff Klement, the company’s vice president of special projects, at (414) 744-2330 x244. Media with questions about the recall should contact Rebecca Quella, the company’s director of marketing, at (414) 744-2330 ext 273.