Not to consume US prepackaged sausage suspected to contain foreign matter

Issue Date 3.6.2019
Source of Information

The US authorities

Food Product

A batch of prepackaged sausage imported from the United States (US)

Product Name and Description

Product name: JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage
Brand: Johnsonville
Place of origin: US
Importer: Etak International Ltd
Net weight: 14 ounces (396 grams) per pack
Best-by date: June 9, 2019

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 above-mentioned batch of the affected product might contain foreign matter and is being recalled in US.  According to preliminary investigation, the above importer had imported the affected product.

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.  According to preliminary investigation, the above importer had imported 200 cartons of the affected product, which were all distributed for sale.  The importer has initiated a recall according to the CFS' advice.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action.  Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected batch of the product if they have bought it.

Further Information

The CFS press release 

  • Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2526 2371 during office hours for enquiries.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department