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Cesina Sausage Company recalls not-ready-to-eat pork sausage product labeled ready-to-eat

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cesina Sausage Company, an Aliquippa, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 10 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (July 20, 2017). The product label identifies this product as ready-to-eat (RTE), when in fact this product is not-ready-to-eat (NRTE).

The pork kolbassi (sausage) item was produced on June 22, 2017. The following product is subject to recall: 

  • 1-lb. vacuumed packed packages of “CESINA’S BRAND FULLY COOKED • SMOKED PORK KOLBASSI”.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5073” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to a local grocery store in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered when a retail customer noticed that the product label was incorrect.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact William Costanza, Owner, at (724) 375-2450.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

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Gabrielle N. Johnston
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Source: USDA

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