Alef Sausage Inc., of Mundelein, IL, is recalling 61,574 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) halal meat and poultry sausage products because of misbranding and possible temperature abuse, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The problem was discovered when the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets notified FSIS that it had observed the meat salami product stored at non-refrigerated temperatures at a retail store in Brooklyn, New York.
The product is not shelf stable but was not labeled with a handling statement indicating that it should be kept refrigerated. FSIS’ investigation identified additional varieties of halal meat and poultry sausage products with the brand name “Sheikh” produced by Alef Sausage Inc. in commerce that did not bear a handling statement.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be on retailers’ shelves or in consumers’ pantries.
These items were shipped to retail locations in New York and distributors in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The RTE meat and poultry sausage products were produced and distributed into commerce on various dates from 2018 through April 2023.
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