If you are a big fan of Vienna sausage or other types of canned meat, you will want to pay attention to this announcement. It comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, who announced a recall of items produced between December 12, 2022, and January 13, 2023.
According to the announcement, damaged cans may have caused contamination by various pathogens. Some of the brands affected by the recall include Kroger, Goya, and Great Value.
The recall is occurring nationwide, with the government department urging people to check any cans of meat they recently purchased for the following lot number: P4247. If you have a can with the number printed on it, you should throw it away or return it for a refund.
Canned meat is typically purchased because it lasts a long time on the shelf. Due to the potential leaks in these cans, however, fluids could leak, and spoilage may be an issue.
In a statement, the USDA added: “The cans subject to recall may have been damaged in a manner that is not readily apparent to consumers, which may allow foodborne pathogens to enter the cans.”
So far, no illnesses have been reported that are associated with this recall. If you do eat contaminated meat, you may not experience symptoms until a few days after consuming it. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and headaches.
The following products are included in the recall:
Armour Star Chicken Vienna Sausage, 27.6 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Sausage Original, 4.6 Ounce
Armour Star Potted Meat, 3 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Original, 55.2 Ounce
Armour Star Original Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Sausage Original, 27.6 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Sausage Barbeque Flavored, 4.6 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Sausage Barbecue Flavored, 27.6 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Sausage Bourbon Bbqflavored Sauce, 4.6 Ounce
Armour Star Vienna Sausage Jalapeno, 4.6 Ounce
Kroger Vienna Sausages, 4.6 Ounce
Goya Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Prairie Belt Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Hargis House Potted Meat, 3 Ounce
Hargis House Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Grace Chicken Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Great Value Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Valrico Chicken Vienna Sausage, 4.6 Ounce
Hereford Chicken Vienna Sausage, 4.6 OunceSKM: below-content placeholder