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WASHINGTON -- A Virginia-based company is recalling more than 37,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

Smithfield Packing Company has recalled the following products:

  • 1-lb. chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a use-by date of Mar. 12, 2013
  • Cases containing chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a case code of 78533109741

The recalled product has the establishment number Est. 221-A inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on January 11 of this year and were distributed in Texas, Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Safety officials say the problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Wendy Johnson, Manager of Consumer Affairs, at 877-933-4625.

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