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Tons of Meat Snacks Recalled After Tampering Claim

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March 14, 2019 -- Monogram Meat Snacks recalled about 191,928 pounds of Duke’s Meat Corp. and Conagra brand ready-to-eat pork sausage snacks on Wednesday. The shelf-stable products, manufactured between Jan. 16 and March 7, 2019, were tampered with and possibly contaminated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

The products, more than 95 tons of them, were sold in stores around the U.S. and have the establishment number “EST. 795” inside the USDA inspection mark.

A USDA spokesperson says the situation is under investigation and no further details are available at this time. Officials with Monogram did not return requests for comments. It remains unknown how the snacks were tampered with, but the USDA says it happened after the production process.

Consumers should throw away or return the following items:

  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S HICKORY PEACH BBQ SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with a PEACH BBQ RELISH,” that contain a package and case code of 1580002003, and various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Jan. 16, 2019, through Jan. 27, 2020.
  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S HOT & SPICY SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with FRESH-DICED SERRANO PEPPERS,” that contain a package and case code of 1601201052, and various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Jan. 16, 2020, through Feb. 3, 2020.
  • 16-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with a CLASSIC BLEND OF SPICES & FRESHLY-CHOPPED HERBS,” that contain a package code of 1601201182, various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Jan. 11, 2020, through Feb. 27, 2020, and a case code of 1580002130.
  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S CAJUN STYLE ANDOUILLE SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with ROASTED RED PEPPERS & CAJUN SPICES,” that contain a package and case code of 1580002073, and various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Jan. 10, 2020, through Feb. 13, 2020.
  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with a CLASSIC BLEND OF SPICES & FRESHLY-CHOPPED HERBS,” that contain a product and case code of 1601201051, and various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Feb. 14, 2020, through Feb. 29, 2020.
  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S HATCH GREEN CHILE SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with ROASTED & DICED HATCH CHILES,” that contain a package and case code of 1580002002, and various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Jan. 13, 2020, through Feb. 3, 2020.
  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with a CLASSIC BLEND OF SPICES & FRESHLY-CHOPPED HERBS,” that contain a package code of 1601201051, various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Feb. 17, 2020, through March 1, 2020, and a case code of 1601201272.
  • 5-ounce plastic pouches of “DUKE’S HOT & SPICY SMOKED SHORTY SAUSAGES, Made with FRESH-DICED SERRANO PEPPERS,” that contain a package code of 1601201052, various BEST IF USED BY dates, from Jan. 16, 2020, through Feb. 24, 2020, and a case code of 1601201274.

If you are concerned about illness after eating one of these products, contact your health care provider. For questions about the recall, customers can call Gary Brooks, vice president of food safety quality assurance for Monogram Foods, at 855- 556-1351.

WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on March 14, 2019

Sources

USDA.gov: “Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Possible Product Contamination.”

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