Wisconsin meat shop, liquor store recall 25 different food products

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Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 3:45 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2022 at 7:05 PM CDT
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UPDATED with a statement from Country Sausage

PHILLIPS, Wis. (WBAY) - Country Sausage is voluntarily recalling 25 different meat products sold at its retail store and Totem Pole Liquors in Phillips, in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

The recall involves all of the products below purchased on or before September 12, 2022. State inspectors discovered during a routine inspection that they were not produced under a food safety plan.

No illnesses have been reported, but anyone with symptoms of a foodborne illness should call their doctor. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says

If you have any of these Country Sausage products, throw them out:

  • Beef jerky
  • Jalapeno beef jerky
  • Landjaeger
  • Natural casing wieners
  • Roscoe’s snack sticks
  • Pepper jack snack sticks
  • Summer sausage
  • Pepper jack summer sausage
  • Fully cooked Polish sausage
  • Bacon
  • Cheddarwurst
  • Bacon cheddarwurst
  • Jalapeno cheddarwurst
  • Chubby’s Chubbies (large hot dogs)
  • Ring bologna
  • Blood sausage
  • Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin
  • Beef tenderloin*
  • Beef ribeye steak*
  • Beef sirloin steak*
  • Bratwursts*
  • Italian sausage (bulk)*
  • Ground beef*
  • Pork sausage (bulk)*
  • Porkie links*

* Raw products purchased from Country Sausage’s retail store are not part of the recall.

Country Sausage posted a statement on Facebook blaming the recall on a paperwork error. It said none of the products have tested positive for any contaminant and reiterated that no illnesses have been reported. The statement reads in part:

“At Totem Pole, while they were undergoing their yearly inspection--they noticed our products did not have what’s called a Legend. A legend is the state of Wisconsin symbol with our individual number on it. Since it did not bear a Legend on the label it was taken and said not to be sold.

“Country Sausage received several more inspectors and inspections to ensure we have the proper paperwork in place, however, this means we voluntarily agreed to recall any products we had made.

“Our samples have always passed tests and regulations.... We stand behind the integrity of our products and hope our years of satisfaction and service can withstand an error in paperwork. As for illnesses, None of the products subject to our Voluntary recall have tested positive for anything, nor have they made anyone, to our knowledge or the state inspection, ill.”