US prepackaged sausage suspected to contain foreign matters

Issue Date 16.3.2018
Source of Information

US authorities

Food Product

Prepackaged sausage

Product Name and Description

Product name: JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage
Brand: Johnsonville
Place of origin: USA
Importer: Etak International Ltd
Batch ID: 1001124486
Net weight: 14 oz (396 grams) per pack
Use by date: April 4, 2018

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the US authorities that the manufacturer of the product concerned is recalling two batches (Batch ID: 1001124486 and 1001124487) of the above-mentioned product as they may contain foreign matters.
  • According to preliminary investigation, the above importer had imported 90 cartons of one of the affected batches (Batch ID: 1001124486) of product, which were all distributed for sale. The importer has already stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected batch of product, and initiated a recall.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local major importers and retailers for follow-up.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected batch of product
Further Information

The CFS press release

  • Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2501 6162 during office hours for enquiries.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department