Schmalz's European Provisions recalls chicken sausage

A Springfield, N.J.establishment is{}recalling approximately 8,424 pounds of chicken and applesausage that may contain small pieces of plastic,{}the U.S. Department ofAgriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.

Schmalz's EuropeanProvisions {}is recalling its 12 oz.vacuum packages of "Applegate Organics Chicken and Apple Sausage" with "Use orFreeze By 03/17/13" on each package.

The recalled productbears the establishment number "P-5411" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Theproducts were produced on January 24, 2013, and were sold in retail storesnationwide and through limited internet sales in New Jersey.The problem was discovered after the company received three consumercomplaints. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury at thistime.{}{}Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of theseproducts{}should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questionsabout the recall should contact Gina Asoudegan, Public Affairs Specialist orGerry Clarkson, Consumer Affairs Specialist at (800) 587-5858.{}

Consumers with foodsafety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24hours a day at{}{}or via smartphone at{} "Ask Karen" live chat services are availableMonday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat andPoultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English andSpanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. For information onhow to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSISat any time, visit{}