Texas meatpacker recalls several tons of smoked sausage

YOAKUM, Texas (AP) — A Texas meatpacker is recalling several tons of smoked sausage over possible contamination by soft plastic, marking the company's second recall in a month.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the latest recall by Eddy Packing Co. on Thursday. It includes 9 tons (8.16 metric tons) of smoked sausage that were produced for Texas businesses.

On May 4, the company recalled nearly 25 tons (22.68 metric tons) of smoked sausage nationwide due to possible plastic contamination.

The latest recall involves 10-pound (4.54-kilogram) cases of Carl's Pork and Beef Smoked Sausage on a Stick. The items have a lot code 8073, case code PS9319, a sell-by date of March 14, 2019. The USDA marker is "EST 4800."

Eddy Packing received a customer complaint about soft, green plastic material in a product. Officials they've received no reports of anyone getting sick.

The smoked sausage should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

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