U.S. Beef distributor recalls raw and ready-t...

U.S. Beef distributor recalls raw and ready-to-eat sausage

Chicago Boxed Beef Distributors Inc., a Shorewood, Ill., establishment is recalling approximately 3,200 pounds of raw and ready-to-eat sausage products that were not handled in a manner to prevent cross contamination between raw and ready-to-eat products.

In addition, the product label used by the company was not approved by FSIS. The products are considered adulterated because the company could not document that it took the necessary steps to produce safe products and ensure that they were produced under sanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced recently.

The problem was discovered through a routine inspection conducted by FSIS in-plant inspection personnel. The routine inspection uncovered evidence to show that the establishment produced the products without a food safety plan (HACCP plan) in place for handling ready-to-eat products and therefore FSIS must consider the products to be adulterated.
Source: Food Safety and Inspection Service, FSIS