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Recall issued for meat product

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A product that may contain foreign materials is causing thousands of pounds of meat to be recalled.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Eddy Packing Co., Inc., has recalled 26,136 pounds of chicken apple sausage products

The products subject to recall include:

• 1-lb. vacuum-sealed, 3 to a pack of "ARTISAN FRESH, ALL NATURAL chicken & apple sausage" bearing the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date of June 23, 2012.  

• 36-lb. cases containing 12/3-lb. packages of "ARTISAN FRESH, ALL NATURAL CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE" bearing the establishment number "P-4800" inside the USDA mark of inspection and bearing codes 42450 or P13203 on the label.

The products subject to recall were produced Feb. 9, 2012, and were distributed nationally through a warehouse chain on Feb. 14, 2012.

The problem was discovered after customers complained about finding plastic pieces in the product. Consumers and news reporters with questions about the recall should contact Lindsey Morkovsky, the company's Vice President of Operations, at (361) 293-2361. 

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-674-6854 is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness at this time.

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