WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2002óDe Yulio
Sausage Co., a Stamford, Conn., establishment, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 700 pounds of fresh beef and pork sausage products because
they contain undeclared ingredients, including sodium metabisulfite, the
U.S. Department of Agricultureís Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sodium metabisulfite can be a health hazard to people who are sensitive
to sulfites, particularly asthmatics. Some persons who have eaten foods
containing sulfites have reported adverse reactions ranging from mild to
The products subject to recall are one pound packages of "OíNEILLíS
BRAND DANNYíS OWN RECIPE BEEF BANGERS" and "OíNEILLíS
BRAND DANNYíS OWN RECIPE PORK BANGERS." Each package bears the
establishment code "EST. 8756" inside the USDA seal of
The product was produced between Dec. 19, 2001 and Jan. 8, 2002 and
distributed to retail stores in Connecticut and New York.
"Because of the potential health hazard involved with consuming
these products, consumers who have concerns about sulfites should return
the products to the point of purchase," said Maggie OíK. Glavin,
FSIS acting administrator.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS inspection.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact
Patricia D. Oxer, office manager, De Yulio Sausage Co., at (203)
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at l-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from l0
a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food
safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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