Klement’s recalls beef, pork products in Michigan

The Detroit News

Michigan is among the states where a company has recalled about 1,689 pounds of beef and pork products that may be contaminated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

The ready-to-eat beef and pork snack stick products from Milwaukee-based Klement’s Sausage Co. Inc. were produced on May 13, officials said. They were identified as 1-oz. plastic packages containing 2 pieces of “Klement’s Original Snack Sticks Naturally Hardwood Smoked No Msg Added Gluten Free” with a sell by date of Nov. 16, 2017, and case code of 3262.

The recalled products have an establishment number “EST. 2426B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Besides Michigan, the items were shipped to vending distributors in Iowa and Wisconsin.

“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them,” federal officials said in a statement. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

The contamination was found Oct. 6, when a consumer filed a complaint with the Food Safety and Inspection Service Des Moines District Office, according to the notice.

“The FSIS Eastern Laboratory found several additional pieces of foreign material ranging in size from 1 to 4.88 mm in other unopened packages,” the statement read. “The company has received one report of an oral injury associated with consumption of these products.”

Consumers with questions about the recall are asked to call (414) 744-2330, extension 273.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday.