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Chicken sausage product recalled by Texas company, USDA says

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April 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Texas-based meat packaging company is recalling chicken sausage products nationwide that may contain foreign materials.

Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas, establishment is recalling approximately 26,136 pounds of chicken apple sausage products. These products include 1-pound vacuum-sealed, 3 to a pack of "Artisan Fresh, All Natural chicken & apple sausage" bearing the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date of June 23, 2012, and 36-pound cases containing 1 2/3-pound packages of "Artisan Fresh, All Natural Chicken Apple Sausage" bearing the establishment number "P-4800" inside the USDA mark of inspection and bearing codes 42450 or P13203 on the label.

The recall was prompted after consumers complained about finding pieces of plastic in their meat. There have been no reports of injury or illness.

The products subject to recall were produced Feb. 9, 2012, and were distributed nationally through a warehouse chain on Feb. 14, 2012.