Now would be a great time to be an Oscar Mayer wiener – more than 40,000 pounds of Johnsonville ‘Beddar with Cheddar’ pork sausage links have been issued for a recall due to reports of a small, black, flexible thread-like material found in a link.

Last Thursday, Johnsonville issued the voluntary recall of “approximately 42,062 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) ‘Beddar with Cheddar’ pork sausage links that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically very thin strands of black plastic fibers,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

Eight U.S. states have been identified to have had this product shipped to retail distribution, according to a press release released by the company:

  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

Consumers should be aware of three important pieces of information:

  • A “Best By” date of 07/11/2023
  • Followed by the figure “C35” (found on back side of package along zipper closure)
  • An “EST 34224” number (found on the package’s front side, lower right corner)

The release states that they are “working with all affected retailers to ensure the recalled product … is removed from store shelves immediately.”

Reports of adverse reactions due to consumption have yet to be confirmed, though anyone who may be experiencing any illness or injury should contact their healthcare provider.

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