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Bob Evans issued a recall for 4,200 pounds of their Italian sausage on Jan 21, 2021. The sausage in question was sent to stores in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the USDA issued a statement about the safety of the sausage, noting that it may have been contaminated with “thin blue rubber” pieces.

tube of Bob Evans Italian suasage
Via/ Bob Evans

The recalled sausage has a lot code of 0352 and each 1-pound tube bears the establishment label of “EST. 6785”. The sausage was produced on December 17th, 2020. Later the company began receiving complaints from their customers about the extraneous material found in the raw Italian sausage.

The tubes bear an expiration date of 1/31/21. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says it’s a low heath risk to consumers and have labelled the recall as Class II, which carries the following warning, “This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”

recalled Bob Evans sausage labels
Via/ USDA

If you have bought this product any unopened tubes should be returned to the store they were purchased from. If you have already opened a tube of the potentially-contaminated sausage do not eat it. Discard it immediately.

For more information you can read the Food Safety and Inspection Service notice about the recall here.